An overdose of either opioids or tranquilizers can stop a person’s breathing, and if the drugs are taken together, “it’s an additive effect,” said Diane Peterson, Jackson County’s interim chief medical examiner.
An overdose of either opioids or tranquilizers can stop a person’s breathing, and if the drugs are taken together, “it’s an additive effect,” said Diane Peterson, Jackson County’s interim chief medical examiner. Allison Long along@kcstar.com
An overdose of either opioids or tranquilizers can stop a person’s breathing, and if the drugs are taken together, “it’s an additive effect,” said Diane Peterson, Jackson County’s interim chief medical examiner. Allison Long along@kcstar.com

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