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Illicit fentanyl, carfentanil fueling opioid-overdose deaths, study shows


Study links opioid overdose deaths with presence of fentanyl and carfentanil in drug seizures by law enforcement. File Photo by qimono/Pixabay

Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The ongoing opioid abuse crisis in the U.S. has been fueled by a combination of prescription drugs like fentanyl and "street" drugs like heroin.

Now, a new analysis of law enforcement drug seizures and overdose deaths in Ohio highlights just how dangerous these cocktails can be.

In findings published Friday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the team from Harm Reduction Ohio, a non-profit drug policy advocacy group, and Ohio Department of ...


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