Hospitals Report Cases of People Using Cocaine Laced with Fentanyl
Hospitals in the United States and Canada are reporting cases of people overdosing after using cocaine laced with fentanyl, HealthDay reports.
A variety of drugs and drug combinations carry the risk of fatal overdose. Emergency protocol for any suspected overdose includes calling 911. However, in the case of opioids, which includes heroin and prescription pain medications like Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet, naloxone (also known by the brand name Narcan) can reverse an overdose, potentially saving a loved one’s life.