The Fentanyl Crisis: Cheap as a Happy Meal

 fentanyl penny"On the streets of New Britain, you can buy a bag of fentanyl for $3, and you can get a fatal dose for $6. It’s as cheap as a Happy Meal.”

CMHA's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Charles Atkins, is quoted by Steve Hamm of Connecticut Health I-Team in his recent article Fentanyl Crisis Prompts Change in Treatment Strategies. The article focuses on the uptick in fentanyl deaths in Connecticut and the multiple, state-wide initiatives that are striving to reverse those trends, primarily by educating the public on the dangers of fentanyl and increasing distribution of naloxone.

To read the full article, click here.  

Note: Steve Hamm, the writer of this article, is developing a feature-length documentary about fentanyl – its impact on individuals, families and society. If you or someone you know might be willing to participate, please contact Steve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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