Rising Xylazine-Related Deaths in Hawaii Raises Alarms Amidst Fentanyl Epidemic

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The use of xylazine, a horse tranquilizer, in drug mixtures has led to four overdose deaths in Hawaii last year. The addition of xylazine to drugs like fentanyl has been found to prolong the high for users. Gary Yabuta, executive director of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program, reported that the four deaths occurred on Oahu and Maui in 2023, marking a significant increase from the previous three years, in which …

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The Dangers of Pro-Suicide Forums in Canada: Coroner Reports and Families Raise Alarms

Toronto, Canada – A suicide promotion website linked to multiple deaths remains accessible in Canada despite warnings from coroners, mental health advocates, and families, according to reports by CBC News. The platform, labeled a “dedicated suicide promotion website” by mental health organizations, is readily available on the open internet in Canada while being restricted in countries such as Australia, Germany, and Italy. British internet service providers recently blocked access to the site. Forum users anonymously …

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