Medical experts issue warning about fentanyl overdoses

Medical experts are sounding a new warning over the growing number of fentanyl overdoses in Nashville.

A Nashville emergency room physician wanted to get the word out about the number of overdoses her hospital has experienced over the last few days.

During one of Dr. Katrina Green’s night shifts at a Nashville hospital, she said she had four patients who overdosed on what they believed was cocaine. She said it turned out the drug the patients consumed was laced with fentanyl.

The Metro Nashville Public Health Department released a fentanyl overdose warning on Friday saying it is seeing a spike in drug overdose-related incidents in downtown Nashville.

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