Fentanyl’s Deadly Advance | WYPR

Fentanyl’s Deadly Advance

Jun 20, 2019

The latest statewide numbers show a slight drop in fatal overdoses, but deaths are still being driven by opioids--not heroin but fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opioid often laced into heroin.

WYPR reporter Mary Rose Madden looks at how Baltimore is grappling with the opioid epidemic in her series, “In The Hole: Understanding Maryland's Opioid Epidemic”. 

And addiction medicine specialist Dr. Yngvild Olsen describes how medication can help someone get off illicit drugs.