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'Bad heroin' blamed for 22 deaths in western Pennsylvania
'Bad heroin' blamed for 22 deaths in western Pennsylvania

A batch of "bad heroin" has killed 22 people in western Pennsylvania over six days, prompting state and local officials to try to combat the spread of the drug.  The heroin is mixed with narcotic Fentanyl, which can be 10 to 100 times more potent than morphine, officials said. It is believed to be distributed in bags stamped with the words "Theraflu" and "Bud Ice," according to the Office of the Medical Examiner of Allegheny County. Allegheny County Medical Examiner Dr. Karl Williams said he noticed an unusual trend beginning on Friday when there were three reported overdose deaths. After realizing there was a problem, Williams said, he...

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