Philly officials say they can trace at least 28 deaths — most in the last two months — to the use of fentanyl-laced heroin, a version of the drug that includes traces of synthetic painkiller. They’re worried that “hundreds of people” more could be killed. “I think we’re in a crisis,” Roland Lamb of the Philadelphia Health Department said. There were 260 deaths from the drug in Philadelphia in 2006; officials said; this year’s death total could nearly double that number. (6ABC)
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