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Overdose Of Mysterious Pill In Georgia Gives High Rise To Mass Fear of Death

Update Date: Jun 09, 2017 08:21 AM EDT
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Here's an update on what officials say is the largest cluster of opioid overdoses in Georgia's history.
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A suspected harmful drug has created a superlative buzz among the residents of Georgia, after more than a dozen patients consuming it were hospitalized on Tuesday (June 6). Moreover, about six patients were taken to medical facilities after swallowing this drug on Wednesday (June 7).

The unidentified pill has already raised massive fear among Georgian residents, as the sources of it still remains a mystery. According to physicians, the side-effects of the drug is majorly felt after an overdose. 

Deaths From The Mysterious Pill

According to News Channel 3, the recent deaths of four individuals have also been connected with the overdose of this unspecified drug. Some patients, who have been affected with the pill and simultaneously hospitalized, have also compliant to grab the drug from the street or even from well-known retailers in some cases.

According to their claims, they consumed a yellow pill they thought was the prescription painkiller, Percocet. But according to a group of physicians who are keeping a close observation to the situation, symptoms of the said drug after its consumption seem to be more serious, as well as severe than what could be predicted.

What's In The Yellow Pill?

Fox 5 Atlanta pointed out that the contents of the drug have already been analyzed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Dr Christopher Hendry, chief medical officer of Navicent Health stated: "What is uncommon is to see so many (overdoses) come in in such a short time frame." Hendry also feared the compound of the drug as he noted later: "There's a compound in the South that's recently popped up - 10,000 times more powerful than morphine - where the normal doses of Narcan are not effective."

Navicent Health, alongside two other healthcare facilities in Georgia are keeping a close eye on the situation. The lawmaking department of the state is on high alert to catch the culprit from whom or which place the immensely harmful drug has originated. Stay tuned for more details.

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