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Tag Archive | "fentanyl"

Opioid Overdoses and Deaths in Kentucky Are Alarmly Higher than Cook County, Illinois

Louisville Metro Emergency Services responded to 52 overdose calls between midnight Wednesday and 8 a.m. ET Friday, said agency spokesman Mitchell Burmeister. Kentucky has one of the highest fatal overdose rates in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This week, the number of overdose cases reached an astonishing level in […]

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Police, Paramedics Warned to Wear Masks to Prevent Accidental Exposure to Carfentanil in Illegal Drugs

The Days of Tasting a Dab of White Power Are Long Over Police and firefighter/paramedics are being warned about being exposed to illegal drugs contaminated with Carfentanil. Inhaled powder from the drug, spilled on a victim’s clothing or at an emergency scene could potentially incapacitate and kill rescuers. Many police officers are assigned to bring […]

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Lake Zurich Man Died from Fentanyl Analog — System Had Drug Never Detected in Cook County Investigations

A 35-year-old Lake Zurich man is one of the first people known to die of an overdose due to a specific fentanyl analog. Also, a 46-year-old man is the first to die with Carfentanil detected in a victim’s body system. The Lake Zurich resident was one of two recent deaths attributed to extremely powerful opioids […]

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Emergency Medical Services Continuing Ed Specialist Charged with Theft of Fentanyl from Central DuPage Hospital

Joshua Agruss, 33, of the 9000 block of Cummings St. in Huntley, is charged with unauthorized acquisition of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and two counts of burglary, after being accused of obtaining Fentanyl illegally during re-stocking of the drug or pretending to re-stock the drug for paramedics in the Emergency […]

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“Narcan” (Naloxone)-Carrying Police Not Catching Up, Fentanyl-Related Deaths Spike in Cook County

Since 2015, more than 100 people in Cook County, Illinois — eight from the Northwest suburbs — have died from illegal fentanyl overdoses. Fentanyl drug varieties are up to 100 times more potent than heroin, and 80 times more potent than morphine. The CDC describes Fentanyl as a rapid-acting opioid (synthetic opiate) drug that alleviates […]

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Dangerous Concoction of Heroin Near K-Town and East Garfield Park Neighborhood, Chicago — Possibly Laced with Fentanyl

Dangerous batches of narcotics — apparently heroin laced with the painkiller fentanyl threatened the lives of at least 74 people on the West Side of Chicago between Tuesday and Thursday this week. Chicago Fire Department paramedics have responded to 74 cases in 72 hours, according to Larry Langford, spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department. “It’s […]

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