CDC: Fentanyl Deaths Increasing Fastest in Communities of Color – Rolling Stone

We already know that fentanyl is incredibly dangerous and is involved in more deaths than heroin. But a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sheds light on exactly how lethal it it — and who it’s hitting the worst. According to the report, fentanyl deaths have risen 12-fold between 2013 and 2016. The report, which analyzed death certificates that included references to fentanyl or drugs like fentanyl, says that while there were only about 1,600 fentanyl overdose-related deaths in 2011 and 2012, that number has been increasing in recent years, peaking at 18,000 fentanyl-related deaths ...

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