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Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Threatens To Put More College Students At Risk
(WOSO Radio, May 1) The presence of the potent painkiller fentanyl in heroin contributed a huge spike in Ohio’s opioid epidemic. Now, prosecutors say cocaine users should be wary of fentanyl's deadly effects, too. Read more.
Opioid Epidemic Largely Skips Campuses
(Inside Higher Ed, May 7) While the opioid epidemic continues to ravage American communities -- opioid-related fatalities tripled from 2000 to 2015 -- colleges largely have been spared by the crisis so far. Read more.
Fentanyl figures in most fatal drug overdoses in U.S., researchers say
(NBC News, May 1) Synthetic opioids like fentanyl have overtaken prescription painkillers as the most common drug involved in fatal overdoses in the U.S, researchers from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported.