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Times Record: Synthetic Drugs Likely Caused Trucker Crash That Killed Four

Posted on November 18, 2015

Synthetic drug use by U.S. truckers is a growing and deadly problem, U.S. safety investigators said Tuesday, in concluding that a Texas trucker was “likely” impaired by a marijuana-like substance when he hit and killed four members of a college women’s softball team last year in Oklahoma. 

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NBC Washington: Synthetic Drugs Account for 10X More EMS Calls Than Heart Attacks

Posted on November 17, 2015

DC Deputy Chief Rafael Sa’adah said he’s never seen anything take a toll on his EMS system like synthetic drugs. “As a 25-year veteran of this department, it’s as scary as anything we’ve seen,” Sa’adah said.

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Premier Radio UK Educates With Connor’s Story

Posted on November 5, 2015

Dave Rose speaks to Devin and Veronica Eckhardt, founders of The Connor Project, on the dangers of synthetic drugs and how one hit of “Spice” led to the death of their 19 year old son Connor.

Listen: Beginning at 3:30

Fox 11 Los Angeles: CA Synthetic Drug Money Funneled to Middle East

Posted on October 16, 2015

CBS News: More Than 150 Arrested in Bust of Synthetic Drug Ring

Posted on October 16, 2015

“The availability and illicit marketing of synthetic drugs creates the impression that they are safe and legal, when in fact they are neither,” ICE Director Sarah R. Saldaña said Thursday. “We are equally concerned about getting the word out — especially to young people — about the dangers, and potentially deadly consequences, of using these substances,” she said.

“This can cause kidney failure, it can lead to heart attacks, strokes, seizures which don’t stop, that require a person to be put on a respirator,” Lenox Hill Hospital emergency room doctor Robert Glatter told CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod in September.

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