Why is fentanyl so dangerous? The illicit drug has ruined lives during COVID pandemic

Published October 23, 2021

USA Today quoted David Dietz, professor and chair of pharmacology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB. He commented on the 40,000 Americans who die every year with toxic levels of opioids in their body, a problem exacerbated by a hard-to-detect synthetic version of the drug that experts warn is flooding the market. "This has been a real issue with pills being sold on the internet and down the street," said Dietz. The article also appeared in Yahoo! News and other media outlets.