Fentanyl Deaths On The Rise In Los Angeles County
LA law enforcement officials see an uptick in overdoses due to the powerful painkiller. Fentanyl has also been tied to at least 11 fatalities in Sacramento County last month.
Los Angeles Times:
Deaths From Powerful Opiate Fentanyl Rise In Los Angeles County
There are signs that deaths connected to fentanyl, a powerful painkiller tied to a string of fatal overdoses in Northern California, are on the rise in the Los Angeles area, law enforcement and health officials said this week. The drug, an opiate used on patients after surgery that’s up to 100 times stronger than morphine, is appearing now more than ever in overdoses in California as a prescription drug abuse epidemic evolves nationwide. (Serna, 4/16)