Our Adulterated Supply: Underreported Complications for Opioid Users

Excerpt: By now, if you read the news at all, you’ve heard about fentanyl. How this powerful, short-acting opioid, used in medical settings for anesthesia and pain relief, has—in its illicitly manufactured form—become more and more prevalent in unregulated supplies of heroin and other drugs across North America. And you know that fentanyl has been linked with high and sharply increasing rates of overdose deaths.