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Fentanyl overdose deaths in the U.S. have been doubling every year
Los Angeles Times

If you want to know what it means for something to grow exponentially, consider the death toll of fentanyl.

This powerful synthetic opioid seemingly came out of nowhere and is now killing tens of thousands of Americans each year.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details the meteoric rise of a drug that was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration back in 1968. It shows that fentanyl’s role as a driver of the opioid epidemic can be traced to late 2013.