DEA warns that fentanyl epidemic is a ‘crisis of historic proportions’ as it is revealed that 44 people a DAY die from opioid abuse

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Paul Martin

Average of 129 deaths occurred daily in 2014 from overdoses – 44 due to opioids
New DEA report reveals the largest drug threats to the US in 2016
Synthetic opioid fentanyl has been the cause of many lethal overdoses
Several shocking photos have laid bare the scale of the epidemic this year
Late star Prince recently revealed to have possessed pills containing fentanyl

By ANNA HOPKINS
DailyMail.com
7 December 2016

New statistics show fentanyl is the largest drug threat to the United States, and causes the death of 44 people every day.

The DEA’s National Drug Threat Assessment yesterday published its most recent data, stating that an average of 129 deaths per day in 2014 were caused by drug overdoses.

The emergence of the synthetic opioid has increased the frequency of fatal drug abuse, as its incredible potency makes it up to 40 times stronger than heroin.

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