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    Opioids

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    Fentanyl: The Most Dangerous Illegal Drug in America

    Jan 13, 2020

    America's fentanyl crisis is unlike previous drug epidemics and is likely to get worse. Deaths involving it and other synthetic opioids have surged from around 3,000 in 2013 to more than 30,000 in 2018. Solving the problem requires innovative approaches and unprecedented resources.

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