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Posted: August 11, 2017

Three nurses at Ohio hospital treated with Narcan after responding to OD patient


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By B.J. Bethel, WHIO.com

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

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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.

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 area have needed treatment after arriving at the scene over overdoses, including police dogs. 


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