Fentanyl-Laced Heroin: Overview from the Philadelphia MEO Toxicology Laboratory

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Since mid-April we have seen more than 70(74) confirmed deaths that are due to illicit fentanyl. This does not include case where fentanyl was present but was incidental to death such as cases when prescribed use for pain or homicides/suicides etc. There are still about 40more cases still being tested that are positive for fentanyl by preliminary screen but have not been confirmed and reported. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THESE WILL BE CONFIRMED AS DRUG DEATHS DUE TO ILLICIT FENTANYL. We are predicting more than 100 deaths.

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