Researchers gathered for a conference on addiction this week received a grim update on the growing spread of street drugs laced with deadly synthetic... Fentanyl cited as overdose deaths surged during pandemic

Researchers gathered for a conference on addiction this week received a grim update on the growing spread of street drugs laced with deadly synthetic opioids including fentanyl. The trend contributed to a stark rise in overdoses that left more than 90,000 Americans dead during the 12-month period ending in September 2020, according to the latest data.


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