Heroin overdoses on rise as supercharged form of drug circulates in U.S.
Cincinnati, OH, United States (NewsBahn) – Heroin overdoses are reportedly on the rise as a supercharged form of the drug is circulating in the U.S.
Authorities in Indiana and Ohio say it is suspected of causing 50 overdoses in Ohio and Indiana and 25 elsewhere in the midwest region.
A specific source of heroin was perhaps tainted or cut with something that likely caused overdosing, according to authorities.
Craig Hayes, assistant chief of the Seymour, Ind ., Police Department told The Indianapolis Star that some of the people who overdosed in Jennings County IN. required several doses of naloxone to fight off the effects of the opiate.
“Please spread the word,” Seymour Police wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. “If you know anyone that may come in contact with this heroin, please warn them!!! You may save their life!!”
A similar situation occurred in mid-August in West Virginia when one person died and 26 others overdosed.
Naloxone was also used multiple times in one instance there as well.