What is fentanyl and why is it behind the deadly surge in US drug overdoses? A medical toxicologist explains
Buying drugs on the street is a game of Russian roulette. From Xanax to cocaine, drugs or counterfeit pills purchased in nonmedical settings may contain life-threatening amounts of fentanyl.
Officials warn drug users to beware after overdoses rise in north Seattle
Seven overdoses were reported January 17th. Some victims reported injecting heroin and others snorting a crushed pill that may have been fentanyl.
Drug users seeking out deadly opioid fentanyl
More than half of drug users in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin district say they purposely seek fentanyl, despite its dangers
Fentanyl deaths rise in Washington State
In the first half of 2018, there were 81 deaths linked to fentanyl, versus 48 deaths recorded during the same time period last year, a 70% increase in deaths.
How Fentanyl Changes the Opioid Equation
With lethal amounts of fentanyl showing up in heroin and other drugs throughout the country, active drug users are at a greater risk of dying than ever before