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Getting A Fix

"Getting a Fix" is an in-depth series that explores the opioid epidemic gripping the United States.

Getting A Fix: Carfentanil Is An Elusive Killer

By Angela M. Hill | September 26, 2017

Carfentanil is extremely toxic, but dealers continue to mix the drug with heroin or cocaine, and addicts continue to chase the elusive high.

Getting A Fix: Tackling New Synthetic Drugs

By Karen Rodriguez | September 18, 2017

Since early 2010, the DEA's Special Testing and Research Laboratory has identified over 400 new psychoactive substances.

Getting A Fix: Mapping Drug Overdoses

By Karen Rodriguez | September 11, 2017

The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program, or ODMAP, helps first responders collect drug overdose data in real time.

Getting A Fix: Preventing Opioid Addiction

By Karen Rodriguez | September 5, 2017

Amid the rise in patients addicted to opioid prescription painkillers, doctors are turning to other ways to treat pain.

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