Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Is Killing Baltimoreans

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It’s no secret that Baltimore has a heroin problem, but especially dangerous has been the even deadlier fentanyl-heroin combination that police have linked to 39 drug-related deaths so far this year. That outpaces last year’s numbers by nearly a factor of three, the Baltimore Sun reports.

To fight the overdose rate, the Baltimore health commissioner is launching a campaign to educate the city’s drug¬†users on what I guess could be could called relatively safer heroin practices, including how to potentially identify fentanyl-laced heroin.

This problem isn’t confined to Baltimore. Fentanyl has been increasingly present in heroin overdose deaths across the country.

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