Seven potential opioid deaths over three days lead health officials to issue warning

Erie County

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Health officials in Erie County issued an alert Wednesday in relation to an increase in suspected opioid deaths from March 1 to March 3.

With seven potential deaths, health officials said this indicates drugs of unusually strong potency sold on the street.

“That’s a very large number – much larger than we’ve seen in the last couple of years,” said Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Health Commissioner.

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