Fentanyl deaths: Warning as drug kills 'at least 60'

Fentanyl deaths: Warning as drug kills 'at least 60'
 

At least 60 people have died in the UK in the last eight months after taking the strong painkiller fentanyl.
Tests on heroin seized by police since November found traces of the synthetic drug, with more than 70 further deaths pending toxicology reports, the National Crime Agency said.
Some contained carfentanyl, which is 10,000 times stronger as morphine and is often used to tranquilize elephants.
Health officials and police have warned heroin users to be "extra careful".
Most of the deaths were in the police force areas of West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire,... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Regional, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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