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How Fentanyl Is Unfolding as One of America’s Greatest Tragedies

A bag of random pills, possibly fentanyl
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Originally Published: November 22, 2021

More than 100,000 people died from overdoses in the US in a 12-month period ending in April, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It’s the biggest increase ever seen in the US – and it’s only rising each month, drug researchers say.

Fentanyl is driving the majority of these deaths, associated with at least 60% of the fatal overdoses – a 50% increase in a single year …

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