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Peterborough Public Health issues 2nd drug poisoning alert of January – Peterborough
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Peterborough Public Health issues 2nd drug poisoning alert of January – Peterborough

Another drug poisoning alert has been issued for the Peterborough area. Peterborough Public Health said Thursday that over the last 24 hours, 911 emergency personnel responded to five suspected drug-related poisonings. Read more: Drugs, handgun seized in overdose death investigation in Peterborough, police say Read next: COVID misinformation led to at least 2,800 deaths in Canada, $300M in costs: report The health unit — which serves Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation — believes the poisonings are the result of three different blue-coloured opioid products and one white version, which are all “being mistaken” for crack cocaine.“These products have an increased level of toxicity,” th...
Top Justice Department official calls on social media companies to do more as teens die from fentanyl
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Top Justice Department official calls on social media companies to do more as teens die from fentanyl

Landen Hausman, a high school sophomore, died in January after buying fentanyl-laced Percocet through a dealer on social media. His family found him collapsed on the bathroom floor and tried to revive him with CPR, but it was too late. "Sometimes with fentanyl you don't get a second chance," his father Marc Hausman told CBS News. Hausman said his son probably did not recognize that counterfeit Percocet could be laced with fentanyl.  "He basically bought two of these counterfeit Percocet pills," Hausman said. "He took one. One killed him. We found the other one [in his bedroom]." Sadly, Landen's story is all too common. Last year, more than 100,000 Americans died from fentanyl — more deaths than there were of Americans killed in the wars in Vie...