Fentanyl Now Leading Cause Of Death For Americans 18-45 Years Old, As Overdoses Spike

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An increase in the number of counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl on the illegal drug market has resulted in a greater risk for exposure and a spike in accidental overdoses. “Seizures of drugs containing fentanyl have been increasing in the U.S.,” read a conclusion of a study conducted by the National Institute of Drug Abuse that was published on Thursday. “Given that over a quarter of fentanyl seizures are now in pill form, people who obtain counterfeit pills such as those disguised as oxycodone or alprazolam are at risk for unintentional exposure to fentanyl.” Counterfeit pills, which are m…

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