Suspended oral surgeon dies of suspected overdose

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NORTH DAKOTA — An oral surgeon who was temporarily suspended from practicing, died from a suspected overdose Monday night.

Dr. Mansureh Irvani, 50, was pronounced dead at a local hospital after medics attempted to revive her with Narcan but were unsuccessful.

Investigators said they found fentanyl, a synthetic opioid far more powerful than morphine or heroin, inside her home, The Bismarck Tribune reported.

Irvani, who was suspended a few months ago after an investigation was opened by the North Dakota Board of Dental Examiners, had a solo practice at the Oral Surgery Center of Bismarck. Patients accused Irvani of pulling the wrong teeth, starting procedures without enough sedation and ripping surgical stitches from a patient’s mouth. Irvani had denied the allegations.

Her suspension marked the second penalty of her career, with the first occurring in 2013 when she crashed her car with methamphetamine in her system, The Associated Press reported.

On Monday, a 13-year-old New Jersey boy who died earlier this summer is now said to have overdosed on two of the deadliest drugs available. An autopsy revealed that middle-schooler Vincent Weiner died from a “deadly heroin mixture” that contained fentanyl, news station KYW-TV reported.

The seventh-grader was discovered in his bed unresponsive at his grandparent’s Rio Grande home on June 4.

His mother, Jamie Lund, said Vincent had been bullied prior to his death. “The two weeks, or so, prior [to Vincent’s death], there had been unusual behavior at school [and] it was discovered that he had been cutting. And stories of bullying in school began to surface,” Lund recalled to a news outlet.

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