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

    Commentary

    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.

  • Naloxone kits as distributed in British Columbia, Canada

    Research Brief

    Understanding America's Surge in Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids

    Oct 7, 2019

    Although overdose deaths from heroin and prescription opioids have declined, deaths involving synthetic opioids are on the rise. Much of the current wave of overdoses is linked to one synthetic opioid: fentanyl.

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