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Jan. 20, 2023Morning Conversation
Missourians are dying of fentanyl poisoning at an unprecedented rate, with dramatic increases in rural and western counties leading the growth.
Research in the Nov/Dec 2022 issue of Missouri Medicine, the Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association, highlights a growing trend to the surge in fentanyl fatalities: Missouri is experiencing a pandemic of counterfeit pills.
We spoke with one of the authors of the article, Dr. William Stoecker, about what the numbers on fentanyl tell us in 2022 and in the future.