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Forget What You Know About Fentanyl

Forget What You Know About Fentanyl

Update: 2022-07-082


With fentanyl deaths at a record high, Andy speaks with two experts about rethinking opioids, overdoses, and addiction. Ed Ternan, a father whose son died from fentanyl poisoning after buying a fake Percocet on Snapchat, explains how fake pills and social media are driving an increase in deaths among teenagers and young adults, while RAND researcher Bryce Pardo provides data and solutions.

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Follow Ed Ternan and Bryce Pardo on Twitter @Ed27695920 and @brycepardo.

Learn more about counterfeit prescription pills and Ed’s story at Song for Charlie here:

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Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

  • Learn more about Song for Charlie, an organization that raises awareness about fake pills made of fentanyl created by Ed and his wife, Mary, after the death of their son in 2020:

  • Find vaccines, masks, testing, treatments, and other resources in your community:

  • Order Andy’s book, “Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response”: 

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Forget What You Know About Fentanyl

Forget What You Know About Fentanyl

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