Black market painkiller fentanyl claims almost TEN lives every month

DEATHS linked to super-strength opioid painkiller fentanyl have trebled in the last three years to almost 10 a month, figures show. National Crime Agency data illustrates how the potentially deadly prescription medicine, up to 100 times more potent than morphine, is leaking on to the black market where it is mixed with heroin and other class A drugs to give a more potent and hazardous kick.

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