So far, the deadly fentanyl epidemic hasn’t hit California. Here’s why.

Last Updated: Saturday, February 9, 2019

fentanyl_laced_bluepills.jpg (The Washington Post, February 4) Fentanyl, a highly potent and deadly synthetic opioid, has been behind the surge in overdose deaths in many areas across the nation.

However, the fentanyl epidemic hasn’t hit California as hard yet, The Post reports.

The reason is likely due to the fact that fentanyl isn’t disguised as heroin like it is on the East Coast. Therefore, users are more aware about what they are taking and take the needed precautions when using the drug, according to one expert. Read more.

 

 

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