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Acid Is the New Xanax
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The Needle Exchanger
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The Resurrection Drug
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Fentanyl Floods Into U.S., Used For Bogus Pills
China is flooding the U.S. with fentanyl—25 to 50 times stronger than heroin—and traffickers are using it to counterfeit painkillers.