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Fatal overdoses involving fentanyl plus cocaine or meth rose 50-fold over a decade

Article from Rome News-Tribune


The “fourth wave” of the U.S. overdose crisis involves the use of illicit fentanyl mixed with stimulants such as cocaine or methamphetamine, and it’s killing people in droves.


The proportion of U.S. overdose deaths involving both fentanyl and stimulants jumped by more than 50-fold since 2010, from 0.6% in 2010 to more than 32% in 2021, a new study shows.


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