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Overdose Deaths Rose During The War On Drugs, But Efforts To Reduce Them Face Backlash – NPR

Researchers know how to curb the risks of overdose and disease among drug users, but policymakers are reluctant to allow public…

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Every time Shani Damron, 34, buys methamphetamines or heroin on the streets of Huntington, W.Va., she knows the risk is extreme.
“That fentanyl is no joke,” Damron said, referring to the deadly synthetic opioid that now contaminates much of the illegal…

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