5/11/17 Today’s Overdose Observer

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Johns Hopkins students overdose at frat party: cops

New York Post  – ‎13 hours ago‎
BALTIMORE – Officials say four Johns Hopkins University undergraduates were hospitalized for apparent opioid overdoses following a fraternity house party.

Opioid Overdose Deaths In Mass. Reach Grim Milestone: More Than 2000 Died In 2016

WBUR  – ‎15 hours ago‎
The latest overdose numbers, released by the Department of Public Health Wednesday, anticipate a grim milestone for Massachusetts.

Killer Tide: New Jersey Father Pushes To Prevent Overdose Deaths

CBS New York  – ‎10 hours ago‎
And on July 14, 2010, he died of an overdose in Jersey City, New Jersey,” Ressler tells WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond. “I couldn’t help my son.

Overdose in alley reported

Tiffin Advertiser Tribune  – ‎10 hours ago‎
Wednesday’s overdose was preceded by an overdose early Tuesday morning at 205 E. Market St., a Tiffin Police Department report stated.

Public safety agencies prepare for drug overdose cases

NRToday.com  – ‎19 hours ago‎
Public safety agencies in Douglas County may soon be seeing an increase of drug overdose reports that are in progress. At least they’re hoping so, and they are preparing for it, in hopes of saving more lives.

Seattle cop killer Christopher Monfort died of drug overdose

Seattle Times  – ‎18 hours ago‎
Christopher Monfort, who was serving a life sentence for killing Seattle police Officer Tim Brenton in 2009, died in January from an overdose, but it’s unknown whether it was accidental or deliberate, the Walla Walla County coroner said Wednesday.

Massachusetts Opioid Overdose Numbers Released: Nearly 2000 Deaths

Patch.com  – ‎16 hours ago‎
The state reported in February that there were 1,465 unintentional opioid overdose deaths in 2016 and another 469 to 562 deaths that were suspected to have involved opioids.

Overdose surge in Carrick underscores struggle against opioid epidemic

WPXI Pittsburgh  – ‎15 hours ago‎
PITTSBURGH – The opioid epidemic plaguing Western Pennsylvania is spiking in one Pittsburgh neighborhood and residents are struggling to combat it.

Greenwood police report 1st ‘gray death’ overdose

Indianapolis Star  – ‎22 hours ago‎
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Johnson County authorities are warning residents about a lethal opioid mix called “gray death” that has been found in Greenwood.

East Price Hill woman charged after deadly carfentanil overdose

WLWT Cincinnati  – ‎17 hours ago‎
Later that day, police were called to a home on Pedretti Avenue for a suspected heroin overdose. Investigators said one of those who overdosed was unable to be revived and later died. The second overdose victim was revived after multiple doses of Narcan.

Two Charged in Connection With Vt. Overdose Deaths

Valley News  – ‎10 hours ago‎
Chelsea – Two Vermont residents have been cited into court on charges that they sold the drugs that led to two separate overdose deaths, one in Roxbury, Vt., and one in Randolph, last year. Harris ‘Bo’ Bradeen, 52, of Braintree, allegedly sold cocaine 

Gundersen: Initial overdose hospital visits cost nearly $15000 apiece

La Crosse Tribune  – ‎15 hours ago‎
Contrary to basic assumptions going into the study, Rooney said, “Neighborhoods with the lowest median incomes, higher unemployment, higher rental costs and racial diversity but higher rates of college education had the highest risks of overdoses.”.

EXCHANGE: Recovering father tells story of son’s overdose

SFGate  – ‎4 hours ago‎
CARTHAGE, Ill. (AP) – Naperville native Tim Ryan has experienced the worst sides of the opioid epidemic. A heroin addict, Ryan spent 14 months in prison.

Ridgefield police investigate suspected overdose death of 22-year-old man

Danbury News Times  – ‎19 hours ago‎
RIDGEFIELD – Police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who they suspect overdosed Tuesday evening. The man was found in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in the parking lot at 15 Danbury Road.

Wellsville EMS revives local resident after heroin overdose

Wellsville Daily Reporter  – ‎13 hours ago‎
WELLSVILLE – A 25-year-old man was revived following a reported drug overdose after EMS and State Police responded to a call Tuesday at McDonald’s on Bolivar Road.

Red crosses display Indy’s heroin overdose epidemic

WRTV Indianapolis  – ‎9 hours ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS – Two red crosses were placed onto a south side church’s lawn in April 2016 to represent the number of drug overdoses in the Indianapolis community. As of May 2017, church members counted 357. Crosses on the lawn, near Meridian Street …