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  • Study finds 'staggering increase' in methamphetamine deaths tied to opioid co-use

    Illustration showing fentanyl pills, a syringe, an ambulance and a chunk of crystal methamphetamine.

    Many meth-related deaths are also tied to heroin and/or fentanyl, a new study finds.

    Graphic by Michael B. Vincent


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Rachel Hoopsick, email  

    The paper “Methamphetamine-related mortality in the United States: Co-involvement of heroin and fentanyl, 1999-2021” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2022.307212