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Former Florida Firefighter Funds Free Narcan

For one former firefighter in Florida, now in retirement, the job did not end with his last day of work. Instead, Luis Garcia is pulling money out of the bank…

Carfentanil: Overdose Symptoms

Carfentanil is an analogue of an opioid analgesic known as fentanyl, which has a deserved reputation for being very strong. However, carfentanil is up to 100 times more powerful than…

25 Drug Overdoses in 3 Days in Boynton Beach, FL

On average every month, there have been about 45 overdoses in Boynton Beach. Already a high number, those rates skyrocketed in a three-day period this month when 25 people overdosed…

Bad Dope Alert: 10 Die of Drug Overdoses in One Day in Florida

On March 17, the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner tweeted: “Thought there was a slowing down, but we have 10 drug overdose deaths today. Must be a bad batch of…

Heroin & Prescription Opioid Overdose

A drug overdose occurs when someone takes a specific drug that is greater than the dosage that is recommended or typically used by other individuals. It can also occur when…

Will 800 Die of Opiate Overdose in South Florida This Year?

According to projections based on data from South Florida medical examiners, the number of people who lose their life to opiate overdose in Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade…

Overdosing on Xanax

Xanax is a well-known and often-prescribed drug used to treat chronic anxiety disorders and panic disorders. It was first introduced to the market in 1981 and soon became a “blockbuster…

Chris Kelly Dies of Likely Drug Overdose

Chris Kelly of the hip-hop duo Kriss Kross has died as a result of an apparent overdose. Kelly’s battle with drugs was well-known to his family and friends but fairly…