Daily Court Reporter - News Fentanyl, Carfentanil and Cocaine drive increase in drug overdose deaths in 2016
Fentanyl, Carfentanil and Cocaine drive increase in drug overdose deaths in 2016
Ohio’s opioid epidemic continued to evolve in 2016 with stronger drugs driving an increase in unintentional overdose deaths, according to a new report released by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The report shows a sharp rise in overdose deaths involving the opioid fentanyl, the emergence of more deadly fentanyl-related drugs like carfentanil, and indications that cocaine is now being used with fentanyl and other opiates. The report also contains some promising news – the fewest prescription opioid overdose deaths since 2009.
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Date Published: September 20, 2017