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Fentanyl and Harm Reduction

Signs are displayed at a tent during a health event. As the number of U.S. overdose deaths continues to soar, states are trying to take steps to combat a flood of the drug that has proved the most lethal -- illicitly produced fentanyl.
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Signs are displayed at a tent during a health event. As the number of U.S. overdose deaths continues to soar, states are trying to take steps to combat a flood of the drug that has proved the most lethal -- illicitly produced fentanyl.

A new study has linked a rise in fentanyl contamination in illicit drugs with the increase in overdose deaths among US adolescents.

This trend in overdoses has prompted policymakers and community aide groups across the country to invest more energy in harm reduction programs.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we explore why fentanyl contamination is becoming more common and what can we do to address the issue.

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