Doctors at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut say a batch of tainted heroin caused 18 overdoses and one death in the past week.
When Tammy Sisco found out her daughter overdosed on Thursday, she rushed to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. The emergency room treated seven overdose patients that day, which the hospital said was unprecedented because they rarely treat more than one a day.
“The ER was crazy. They had stretchers in the hallways, people everywhere. And my focus was solely on my daughter,” she said.