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We need to unite to tackle fentanyl

As an emergency physician, I see too many patients and families destroyed fentanyl epidemic. This is a plague that we can only face united.

Four decades ago, many dismissed the impact of secondhand cigarette smoke. History shows us they were wrong. Today, “educated experts” dismiss what they call trace amounts of fentanyl on public transportation – buses, light rail, and ferries.

The difference? Fentanyl is considerably more toxic.

The time for hiding the effects of addiction and leaving this disease unaddressed in the public square is long past. In fact, bringing these problems to light helps...


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