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Amid overdose epidemic, Pennsylvania isn’t tracking the drugs killing people

February 9, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Thanks to the 2.7 million death certificates that stream electronically into his office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention each year, Bob Anderson can see how the most deadly drugs are ravaging America.

He knows that fatal overdoses involving cocaine doubled in 2016. He knows that in more and more of those cases fentanyl was part of the fatal cocktail. And he knows deaths from illicit synthetic drugs are spiking.

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