The opioid death toll, and why fentanyl has become the drug of choice for Mexican drug cartels

New estimates from the CDC show another increase in overdose deaths last year -- to a record 72,000. That’s a lot more than the number of deaths from guns, car crashes, or even AIDS at its peak. A lot of those deaths can be blamed on fentanyl, the synthetic opioid.

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Guest:

  • Sam Quinones - author of “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth” - @samquinones7