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  • As more heroin is mixed with fentanyl, opioid crisis turns even deadlier

    Chicago Tribune - 08/28/2017

    Leo Beletsky, a drug policy researcher at Northeastern University in Boston, said that evolution is a predictable outcome of the “iron law of prohibition,” which holds that any banned substance will become more concentrated to maximize its financial return.

    “It takes a lot of effort to produce heroin,” he said. “It takes much less effort to synthesize fentanyl in a lab, so I imagine the market will continue to turn in that direction. … I think we’ve not seen the peak of the overdose crisis.”

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