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The First Count of Fentanyl Deaths in 2016: Up 540% in Three Years

We've known for a while that fentanyls were behind the growing count of drug deaths in some states and counties. But now we can see the extent to which this is true nationally, as deaths involving synthetic opioids, mostly fentanyls, have risen to more than 20,000 from 3,000 in just three years. (Katz, The New York Times)

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