drug overdoses

UCSD RESEARCHES LOCAL DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson
 
August 2, 2019 (San Diego) -- A research study at the University of California, San Diego includes participants who witnessed a drug overdose in the last six months. Among other questions, participants were asked if there was a decision to not involve emergency 911 services. Flyers soliciting participants were distributed in East County, including the Santee Library.

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FATAL ELEPHANT TRANQUILIZER FOUND IN COUNTERFEIT PAINKILLER PILLS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 11, 2017 (San Diego) – Carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer drug 5,000 times stronger than heroin, is turning up in street drugs marketed as opoid  narcotic painkillers such as Oxycodone, as well as in tainted heroin.  

The drug is so deadly that just a couple of granules the size of salt crystals will cause death, even with medical intervention, authorities warn. It’s turning up in street drugs locally and nationally, including drugs sold by dealers and on the Internet’s dark web—and deaths are skyrocketing as a result.


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