Fentanyl the focus of Md. response to opioid epidemic

To make progress in addressing Maryland’s opioid epidemic, public health leaders will have to confront use of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl. Despite statewide declines in deaths due to heroin and prescription opioid use, overall intoxication deaths continued to climb with the use of fentanyl. “We continue to be extremely concerned about the large number of fatalities ...

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