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Fentanyl Now Drives Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S.

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TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Overdose deaths involving dangerous synthetic opioids like fentanyl have skyrocketed in recent years, surpassing deaths from prescription painkillers, a new U.S. study reveals. Synthetic opioids -- primarily fentanyl -- were involved in more than 30 percent of fatal overdoses in 2016, up from roughly 8 percent in 2010, [...]