Counterfeit Alprazolam (Xanax)Leads to One Death, Multiple ER Visits

From MPR:

At least one San Francisco-area individual died and eight more were treated in the emergency department in late 2015 after taking counterfeit alprazolam (Xanax) tablets that had been cut with fentanyl, according to a case report published online August 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The counterfeit alprazolam containing fentanyl came to the attention of San Francisco doctors in mid-October 2015, when a man in his 20s and a woman in her 30s were taken to the emergency department at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital after consuming the pills. A third person with them, a woman in her 30s, was found dead in their home, report author Ann Arens, MD, an emergency medicine physician formerly of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, told HealthDay.

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