Fentanyl: 10 questions about the hidden drug that kills people every day


DETROIT – The nation’s opioid crisis began with prescription pain killers – Vicodin, Oxycontin, norco and the like. When doctors stopped writing so many prescriptions, when illegal pill supplies dried up or buying them off the street became too expensive, users turned to heroin and deaths from that shot up. But now, there’s fentanyl, a synthetic opioid and the deadliest drug in America. It’s showing up everywhere, taking the lives of people rich and poor, old and young.

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