Fentanyl led to overdose increases in Maryland last year

In 2018, 2,114 people died in opioid-related deaths in Maryland, up from the 2009 fatalities in 2017. It was the eighth straight year opioid-related deaths increased, according to preliminary data released by the state. Most of the growth in opioid-related deaths can be attributed to the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, while deaths related to heroin have ...

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