Report: Fentanyl's Increasing Flows Fuel Steep Rise in Overdose Deaths
"UNODC launched today [Mar. 6, 2017] a
which sheds light on the rapidly unfolding public health threat posed
by extremely potent synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl and its
analogues. Information in the report suggests that it is twice as likely
to overdose with fentanyl than with heroin. The study is part of the
Global Synthetics Monitoring: Analyses, Reporting and Trends (SMART) Programme, designed to provide regular brief reports on emerging patterns and trends of the global synthetic drug situation."
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