Fentanyl Found in Over 50% of 10 State Opioid Deaths

More than 50% of people in 10 states who died from opioid overdoses in the last 6 months of 2016 tested positive for fentanyl, according to new research. Out of 5,152 opioid overdose deaths in those states, CDC researchers found that nearly 3,000 tested positive for fentanyl—and more than 700 tested positive for fentanyl analogs, including carfentanil. The researchers examined opioid overdose deaths in 10 states.