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Trends in and Characteristics of Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Illicitly Manufactured Fentanyls — U

Weekly / December 17, 2021 / 70(50);1740-1746

On December 14, 2021, this report was posted online as an MMWR Early Release. Julie O’Donnell, PhD1; Lauren J. Tanz, ScD1; R. Matt Gladden, PhD1; Nicole L. Davis, PhD1; Jessica Bitting, MS1,2 (VIEW AUTHOR AFFILIATIONS) View suggested citation




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Synthetic opioids, including illicitly manufactured fentanyls (IMFs), were involved in 64% of >100,000 estimated U.S. drug overdose deaths during May 2020–April 2021.