I have a friend. He is non-medical, just a person who knows a lot of people. He grew up on the rough side of town.
He has lost five friends or relatives this past year, he tells me. All to Fentanyl overdoses.
Most were young, in their twenties or thirties. Two were friends of his son, who is in his early thirties.
Most had been on prescribed opioids for a confirmed back injury—a …