As opioid overdose deaths keep rising, report urges lawmakers to develop new approaches

Deaths attributed to opioids, including synthetic opioids like fentanyl have been steadily on the rise nationwide, with a staggering jump in recent years

By: - March 16, 2023 2:26 pm
fentanyl mixed in heroin

Fentanyl is often mixed with other street drugs, leading to many overdoses. (Getty Images)

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Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include domestic policy and appropriations.