10 overdoses in 24 hours may well moreover be from laced cocaine, Maine CDC says

Keith Srakocic | AP

Keith Srakocic | AP

On this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 file photograph, a police officer holds a field of Narcan, a drug faded to condominium opioid overdoses.

ByLauren Abbate, BDN Group


A minimal of 10 overdoses in Cumberland County within the closing 24 hours are being linked to cross cocaine, per the Maine Center for Disease Alter.

No deaths believe befell as a outcomes of the overdoses, nonetheless sufferers required emergency care, and in some cases more than one doses of naloxone had been faded to revive them, Maine CDC officials said Saturday.

Loads of these that experienced overdoses reported procuring for what they conception became as soon as cocaine, which is a stimulant, no longer an opioid. But the sufferers all experienced symptoms customarily related to an opioid overdose, main officials to mediate the medicine they bought contained other substances.

“Folks need to peaceable be responsive to this cross product on the streets. If someone overdoses, name 911 straight away and administer naloxone you per chance have gotten it. It’ll moreover set aside a lifestyles,” Maine CDC Director Nirav D. Shah said in a news free up.

Indicators of an opioid overdose may well moreover unbiased encompass, constricted pupils, falling asleep or lack of consciousness, slack and shallow breathing, choking or gurgling sounds, a limp body to boot to pale, blue or cool pores and skin.

All of the reported cases to this point believe befell in Cumberland County, nonetheless the geographic extent of the risk is peaceable being certain.

Maine CDC is working with the Northern Novel England Poison Center and the Maine Department of Safety to video show the discipline.



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