It’s about illicit fentanyl, stupid!

This tweet comes from a doctor at the front lines of the fight against addiction and overdose: Stefan Kertesz (@StefanKertesz on Twitter):

  • ODs from fentanyl up 114%, 
  • ODs from prescriptions down 70%. 

This crisis reaches far outside doctor’s offices.

We will never be able to reduce overdoses if we keep targeting the wrong source/supply (prescriptions), wasting money and effort that should be going towards addressing the demand created by addiction. Below is a chart with the data: 

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