Just a quarter of a milligram – 0.25 milligrams – can kill you. For a sense of just how little that is, a typical baby aspirin tablet is 81 mg. If you cut that tablet into 324 pieces, one of those pieces would be equal to a quarter-milligram.
In the year ending in April 2019, fentanyl overdose deaths outpaced suicides, the second-ranking cause of death in that age group that year, 23,556 to 21,195. In the year ending in April 2020, fentanyl overdose deaths outpaced suicides, 37,087 to 21,441. In the year ending April 2021, fentanyl overdose deaths outpaced suicides, 40,010 to 21,678. Beyond fentanyl itself… also concerned with its analogues: designer drugs with similar function but slightly different chemical structure.
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