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In April of 2021, Nora Volko, the head of the National Institute of Drug Abuse gave a report on the rise in overdose deaths due to street Fentanyl being laced in several drugs including cocaine, weed and more. Nora gave a full report during an online gathering of researchers put together by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

“We’ve seen a very significant rise in mortality,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute of Drug Abuse. “People are often consuming fentanyl “unbeknownst to them,” resulting in a spike in overdose deaths.”