15 Heroin Overdoses on 1 Day in Camden County

“It wasn’t just the number of overdoses, but the speed at which they came in,” said Kenneth Szwak, director of Emergency Medical Services at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.

The patients – 15 eventually, all but one suburbanites – were treated at Cooper University Hospital, Virtua’s Camden and Berlin branches, or Lourdes. All were released by Wednesday. – Philly.com

I still don’t understand what could possibly make someone take heroin of any kind, but that’s beyond the point.  Though everyone survived, the heroin strain known by local dealers as,“Magic” seems particularly dangerous.

Initial tests conducted by Camden County police indicated that the batch was not cut, or mixed, with fentanl, a synthetic opioid that can stop breathing when administered improperly, but the testing had yet to determine the reason for the users’ reaction to the batch. – Philly.com

You can click the Philly.com links to take a look at the full article to get a better picture of what’s going on.  In the meantime, check out my other articles, and let me know what you think with a comment below.


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