California Braces For Fentanyl Invasion04:30


Fentanyl is no longer just a problem for the East Coast and the Midwest. The powerful synthetic opioid — 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine — has recently shown up in California's street drugs, too. There are still a relatively small number of fentanyl-related deaths in the state, but they rose sharply in 2016.

As Pauline Bartolone (@pbartolone) of Kaiser Health News reports, California public health officials are taking a bold and somewhat experimental approach to prevent more overdoses.

This segment aired on January 18, 2018.


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