Delivered ‘Like A Pizza’: Why Killer Drug Fentanyl Is So Hard To Stop

(By Martha Babanger, WBUR for Kaiser Health News)

The latest chart of overdose deaths in Massachusetts shows a climbing blue line labeled “fentanyl.” Pick a spot on that line in mid-August and picture a big, affable 40-year-old man named Joe Salemi. He died at his mom’s home in working-class Everett, Mass., after almost 25 years of heroin use. Continue reading article here…

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