Federal law enforcers from six states are meeting in Detroit to discuss how to confront the growing abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers.
“It was like they were injecting pure Fentanyl, which is obviously deadly and dangerous.”
Authorities say most of the users who died from the contaminated drugs were unaware that they had been laced with Fentanyl.
Executive Director Andrew Fortunato says FAN was life-changing for him and knows it can have the same effect on others.
The face of heroin abuse in America is increasingly being seen among white teenagers and young adults from the Midwest.
Oakland County Sheriff’s officials say illegal drugs are to blame for three deaths within a seven hour span Wednesday
Sheriff Mike Bouchard says they’ve seen a 300 percent increase in the number of heroin-related cases in Oakland County.
“It was just very easy to go to downtown Birmingham, for $10 you buy a little packet and it’s all there.”
It’s a serious public health problem, but when doctors abuse drugs, it can also put patients at risk.
Test results are pending in Washtenaw County as to what may have led to a recent rash of heroin overdoses.