FILE - In this Wednesday, May 11, 2011, file photo, a man prepares heroin he bought on the street to be injected at the Insite safe injection clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The facility is promoted by its founders as a safe, humane facility for drug abusers. A report released Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine revealed that a safe haven for drug users to inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years. Researchers didn’t disclose the location of the site.
Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File
Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File

Three Ohio nurses treated with Narcan after responding to OD patient

Three nurses at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon were given Narcan after treating an overdose patient at the hospital Thursday.

After cleaning the hospital room, the three became sick and lost consciousness. Investigators said they were treated with Narcan. They believe they suffered secondary exposure after treating an overdose patient and had been affected by Fentanyl.

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Police in Massillon, like in other parts of the state, are dealing with the new, powerful versions of Fentanyl. According to Fox 8 in Cleveland, one police officer in East Liverpool almost died due to accidental exposure. Multiple law enforcement officials in the are have needed treatment after arriving at the scene over overdoses, including police dogs. 

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