Synthetic Opioid Use Up Almost 800% Nationwide

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Synthetic opioid use increased by almost 800% over 7 years, new research shows

The results of a national urine drug test (UDT) study come as the US is reporting a record-high number of drug overdose deaths — more than 80% of which involved fentanyl or other synthetic opioids and prompting a push for better surveillance models.

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