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DJ Shanks with childhood friends in January 2015, a month before he died. (Courtesy of STAT)
DJ Shanks with childhood friends in January 2015, a month before he died. (Courtesy of STAT)
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Death by fentanyl, a potent opioid drug, is becoming more common in cities across the U.S. It is commonly laced with heroin, taking the lives of unsuspecting addicts. Last month, the Drug Enforcement Administration called the situation "an unprecedented threat."

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with David Armstrong, senior enterprise reporter for STAT, about his article, "Dope Sick."

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David Armstrong, senior enterprise reporter at STAT. He tweets @DavidArmstrongX.

This segment aired on August 9, 2016.

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