Overdoses have increased during the pandemic because illicit drugs are becoming more deadly | New

HUNTINGTON — In 2017, fentanyl became the new layer of the opioid epidemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made the problem worse.

Today, fentanyl is often found in combination with other opioids and prescription drugs and accounts for the majority of overdose deaths in West Virginia. Drug control leaders are still finding ways to tackle the rise in overdoses since its peak in 2020.

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