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  • Bags of fentanyl and heroin that were seized by authorities, photo by United States DEA

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    Tackle Fentanyl like a Poisoning Outbreak, Not a Drug Epidemic

    Sep 3, 2019

    America's fentanyl problem is far deadlier than past crises with other illegal drugs. New ideas, be they public policies, technologies or law enforcement strategies, are desperately needed. Continuing to treat fentanyl just like previous drug epidemics will likely be insufficient and may condemn thousands more to early deaths.

  • Overdose rescue kits on a table during an Opioid Overdose Prevention Training class provided by Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, New York, April 5, 2018

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    Synthetic Opioid Surge Is a U.S. Public Health Emergency

    Aug 13, 2019

    In less than six years, the number of fatal overdoses in the United States that involve synthetic opioids has increased tenfold. Where are synthetic opioids concentrated? And to what extent is the problem spreading?

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