National Geographic
National Geographic 6 Dec 2020

History of Fentanyl in America


In 2018 alone, the U.S. had over 31,000 overdoses from synthetic opioids like fentanyl. But what makes fentanyl so dangerous, and where did it come from? Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on National Geographic.

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the Capitol Hill riots. He puts the rage from the crowds in the context of the history of racism in the America, saying, "Now we're seeing the white backlash or 'whitelash' as it's called...What is the basis of all of the rage? It's because white people have come to the conclusion that the playing field that has been so uneven in the past is now being leveled." Aired on 01/11/2021.
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Fentanyl was first created in Belgium in 1960 and was designed for use in surgery and to treat those in severe pain. However, since then it has become one of the deadliest opioids in America.
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