Possible Pink Overdoses in 2 Utah Teens

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Possible Pink Overdoses in 2 Utah Teens Police in Park City, Utah are making parents aware of the dangers of a new synthetic drug called U-47700, more commonly known as “pink” or “pinky” after the recent deaths of two Jr. high students. Although the police have yet to confirm that the deaths and the drug pink are related, they will say that they’ve received information over social media that indicates that it could be the case. They are awaiting toxicology reports, which could take up to 8 weeks. School...

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Fatal overdoses in Utah lead to state-wide synthetic drug warning – FOX 13

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PARK CITY, Utah — The Park City Police Department and Park City School District have issued an alert about the synthetic drug U-47700, more commonly known as “pink” or “pinky.” Authorities said two fatal overdoses in Salt Lake County and Iron County have been attributed to the drug. Now two teens may bring the death total to four. Officials have not identified the victims however, the Park City School District posted a message on Facebook stating the Park City Police Dept. is investigating the death of...

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Rise in Heroin overdoses in the US

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Rise in Heroin overdoses in the US Recently, much attention has been focused on the rise in heroin related deaths in the United States. A US Federal Health report published this past fall indicates that heroin overdoses doubled from 2010 to 2012. This reports contained data collected from 28 states, accounting for 56% of the US population. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the large increase in heroin-related deaths is directly tied to the epidemic of narcotic painkiller abuse. Dr....

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Celebrities and Drug Overdose – Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Celebrities and Drug Overdose The New York Times reports, “Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose — with a hypodermic needle still stuck in his arm and 70 baggies of the drug inside his Greenwich Village pad Sunday, authorities said. He was 46…. Hoffman — a versatile and prolific actor famed for his vivid portrayals of troubled souls — had repeatedly struggled with substance abuse. He spent 10 days in rehab last year for abusing prescription pills and...

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