Joseph Friedman

UCLA researcher

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Overdose deaths among teens are rising because the drugs available today can be more dangerous.

Fentanyl is driving teen overdose crisis, says UCLA researcher

Overdose deaths among teens are rising because the drugs available today can be more dangerous.

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