Updated: Mar 21
What Will It Take to End the Fentanyl Epidemic?
Doctors have a way to solve the third wave of the opioid crisis, but there’s a holdup.
By Angela Cabotaje September 6, 2022
THE HORIZONTAL LINE at the bottom of the graph remains flat, indicating little change, until, abruptly, it veers upward to near vertical. This isn’t a chart of the latest Covid surge—it’s the number of confirmed fentanyl overdose deaths in King County since 2008. Five years ago, there were 33. In 2021, there were 396.
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