Beyond Deadly: Ultra-Potent Synthetic Heroin is Spreading Across America

VICE NEWS (10/18) – …The rate of fatal overdoses in the U.S. involving synthetic opioids nearly doubled from 2013 to 2014, the most recent year that complete data is available, climbing from 3,105 deaths to 5,544. The Centers for Disease Control says heroin laced with fentanyl drove the increase. CDC researchers have said unpublished data from 2015 shows an even sharper spike. Read more

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