Hospitals see drop in heroin overdoses after Tuesday's spike

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Days after the city was hit with an influx of heroin overdoses, at least one of the hospitals previously inundated with patients is reporting a slower intake of overdose cases this weekend.

Doctors at Norton Hospital treated 8 overdose patients Tuesday in just 5 hours.

A spokesperson for the hospital tells WHAS11 News there has been one opioid overdose since Friday.

There were more than 30 heroin overdoses reported in the Metro between Tuesday and Wednesday.

The heroin was said to be extremely potent, likely laced with fentanyl or another powerful drug.

Since then, state health officials have been warning local hospitals to brace for the possibility of another heroin storm by stocking up on naloxone and ensuring emergency rooms are adequately staffed to respond. 


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