A patient dies after overdosing on a synthetic opiate called naloxone at a Georgetown hospital, authorities say.
The overdose happened at Mercy Hospital in Georgetown, Virginia, just south of the capital, on Sunday.
The hospital says the patient had a fatal overdose of naloxy and fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, in a medical emergency room.
The patient was taken to Georgetown Medical Center and pronounced dead on arrival.
The hospital says they were investigating the death and will be contacting the patient’s family.
A medical examiner ruled the death a drug-induced death.