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Shannon Monnat quoted in AP News article on increase in drug overdose trends

July 14, 2021

AP News reports there has been a 29% increase in overdose deaths from last year- a record high at 93,000 deaths. "What's really driving the surge in overdoses is this increasingly poisoned drug supply," said Shannon Monnat. "Nearly all of this increase is fentanyl contamination in some way. Heroin is contaminated. Cocaine is contaminated. Methamphetamine is contaminated."

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