Rotary Club of Henniker

 
State of NH Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Andrew spoke to the club regarding the epidemic of deaths resulting from the use of opioids, especially fentanyl and heroin. So far in 2015 there have been 258 drug-related deaths, with 82% caused by opiates and 84% of those from heroin and fentanyl or a combination of those two drugs. While pharmaceutical grade fentanyl is expensive, mobile labs manufacturing fentanyl that can be 200 times more potent than heroin pump that powder in the drug pipeline. Dr Andrew's presentation was both eye-opening and frightening.