Over the last year, a record 80,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses. It is a real problem that has grown astronomically worse in Baltimore and Maryland due to the rise in synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which accounts for the vast majority of drug-related deaths. To fight this epidemic of addiction and misery, it will take resources for public health agencies, addiction services, law enforcement and the courts.
Baltimore’s Leaders Are Gambling With Lives: By Turning Down the Opioid Settlement, Baltimore Fails Most Vulnerable
November 10, 2023