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MMWR: Notes from the Field: Counterfeit Percocet–Related Overdose Cluster — Georgia, June 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017   (0 Comments)

On June 5, 2017, a Georgia North-Central Health District emergency department (ED) notified the Georgia Poison Center of six opioid overdoses and one death during the previous day. All patients had severe respiratory depression, loss of consciousness, or both, and some required high naloxone doses and mechanical ventilation. Two patients reported taking one or two pills that they believed to be Percocet, purchased without a prescription, on the street.


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