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With overdose deaths soaring, DEA warns about fentanyl-, meth-laced pills

9/27/21-The Drug Enforcement Administration issued a public warning Monday that a growing number of fake pills bought online are laced with potentially lethal amounts of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, and blamed social media sites for not doing more to protect their users. DEA Administrator Anne Milgram reported that the amounts are staggering, and she believes we're in the midst of an overdose crisis, and the counterfeit pills are driving so much of it. Read

Methamphetamine overdose deaths in the US by sex and race and ethnicity

1/20/21--According to this study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health, US age-adjusted rates of drug overdose deaths involving methamphetamine increased nearly 5-fold during 2012-2018. Although addiction outcomes can be improved with sex-specific and culturally tailored prevention and treatment interventions, the extent to which fatalities differ as functions of sex and race and ethnicity has not been analyzed, to our knowledge. Read