Opioid-related deaths during pandemic up in at least 35 states: study

Before the coronavirus pandemic flipped the world upside down, the U.S. for years was battling one of its worst epidemics: opioid abuse.

The alarming abuse didn’t stop when the pandemic began. In fact, since the novel coronavirus erupted, there has been a reported increase in opioid-related deaths in more than 35 states, particularly from illicitly manufactured fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, according to the American Medical Association.


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