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Grade 10 student from Metchosin dies of suspected overdose

A student from Belmont Secondary School has died of an apparent illicit drug overdose. A letter sent to parents of the school identified the victim as grade 10 student Dorrian Wright. 465 more words

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Laval police officers now equipped with naloxone as fentanyl overdoses continue to rise

In order to prevent a full-blown fentanyl crisis, the City of Laval is stepping up its efforts against the potent drug by equipping police officers with the opioid antidote naloxone. 391 more words

Canada

Antioch Standoff Ends In Gurnee With Police Killing Woman

CHICAGO (CBS) — What ended as a shooting on busy Route 41 started as a crime spree 20 miles away.

There’s now a link between the woman shot and killed by Gurnee police Wednesday and an earlier standoff in Antioch. 168 more words

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Lawmakers propose two-year jail term, N2m fine for codeine abuse among youths

An amendment bill passed in the House of Representatives yesterday proposed a N2 million fine and a two-year jail term for abuse of tramadol and codeine. 199 more words

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#organ #donation and #drug #overdose

Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine:

The Drug Overdose Epidemic and Deceased-Donor Transplantation in the United States: A National Registry Study

Authors’conclusions: “In the United States, transplantation with ODD organs has increased dramatically, with noninferior outcomes in transplant recipients. 24 more words

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