New Haven Declares Public Health Emergency After “Never Before Seen” Heroin Overdose Epidemic

Sunday, June 26, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Jun 26, 2016

Last week we reported that Heroin use in the United States has reached a 20 year high, and no sooner did we pen that did we learn that New Haven, Connecticut has declared a public health emergency due to a string of heroin overdoses.

Officials said that New Haven has experienced at least 15 overdoses since Thursday afternoon and possibly up to 22 NBC reports. The overdoses across the city are linked to a batch of heroin mixed with fentanyl (which is 50 times more potent than heroin) and the issue has led to the city declaring a public health emergency.

“We’re looking at a public health emergency affecting the streets of New Haven” Deputy Director of Emergency Management Rick Fontana said.

To make matters worse, the sheer number of overdoses has strained the city’s supply of the drug used to reverse the effects of an overdose.

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