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4 dead, dozens hospitalized in a huge overdose, Georgia authorities say

At least four people were killed and dozens more are hospitalized after overdosing on what the authorities in Georgia believe that Percocet. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) spokesman said reports of overdose are still in and the number of fatal victims could increase, AJC.com reported.

GBI spokesman John Miles told the news outlet in the last 48 hours social workers in Macon, Centerville, Perry, Warner Robins and Albany responded to an overdose call and found people unconscious and not breathing. Some were to be placed on a fan, AJC.com reported.

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The victims reportedly taken a “yellow pill,” which the authorities have not yet definitively established. The Georgia Department of public Health, called the pills “very strong” and warned that while the overdoses are concentrated in the central and southern parts of the state, the drugs are sold elsewhere, AJC.com reported.

Victims of opioid overdose, including prescription drugs and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than half of the fatalities involved prescription opioids.

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