Synthetic opioids bring national crisis to streets of Council Bluffs

From the Daily Nonpariel:

The latest drug epidemic to hit the Council Bluffs-Omaha metro area stems from a product that is legal and easily attainable.

It’s also potentially lethal.

Last week, six people were treated at Council Bluffs hospitals after overdosing on a version of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid commonly used as a painkiller, according to local law enforcement and medical experts.

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