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: