via A New Drug Is On The Rise, And It’s 50 Times More Powerful Than Heroin | BrainCharm

In 2013, 14 people in Manchester, New Hampshire, died of drug overdose. Last year, this number increased to 69 fatal overdoses — but what’s even more alarming is the rise in overdose deaths caused by the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

In 2013 only one fatal overdose involved a victim with fentanyl in their system but in 2015 68 percent of victims of overdose deaths had taken fentanyl, according to Manchester’s chief of police, Nick Willard.

“Fentanyl is what is killing our citizens,” Willard said in testimony before Congress last week.

via A New Drug Is On The Rise, And It’s 50 Times More Powerful Than Heroin | BrainCharm

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