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10 opioid overdoses in D.C. in a matter of hours: ‘There’s a lethal batch’

James Malervy

Authored by James Malervy

“This was a mass casualty event,” he said. “The intensity was jarring.”

It was also totally predictable, said Domenica Personti, interim chief executive of the D.C.-area Recovery Centers of America.

“These clusters happen when someone new is selling in the area,” Personti said.

When there is a new dealer with a new product in the area, users may not be familiar with its intensity.

Sure enough, Miss Shirley told me she saw someone new among the street-corner guys she usually sees by the lotus blossom. “He was there Thursday and he had this duffle bag. He was there for a while, then he was gone. And we didn’t see him again.”

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James Malervy

James Malervy

Jim Malervy is the Senior Director of Digital Marketing for Recovery Centers of America (RCA) and is passionate about helping RCA in achieving its mission of saving over 1 Million Lives.


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