Friday, July 25, 2014

8 Confirmed Heroin Deaths in Torrington in 2014, More than 150 in Connecticut

Register Citizen, July 24, 2014

"At least 151 people died of opioid overdoses in Connecticut during the first six months of the year, according to the latest available figures from office of the chief medical examiner.

The figures were provided to The Register Citizen Thursday and represent the number of fatal, accidental opioid cases recorded by the office from the first overdose in the state, which occurred on Jan. 2, to June 17, the last confirmed accidental death. An official from the medical examiner’s office said that the numbers were updated in early July and do not include pending toxicology reports.

The figure already is more than half of the total number of fatal overdoses last year." Read more

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