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Research Letter
November 17, 2021

Insights Into Mixing Fentanyl and Benzodiazepines From Canadian Drug Seizures

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  • 1RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California
JAMA Psychiatry. 2022;79(1):81-83. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.3292

In 2020, there were approximately 60 000 overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids in the US.1 Illegally produced fentanyl entered the heroin supply, but there are increasing reports of mixtures containing stimulants or nonopioids.2 Coingestion of opioids, especially highly potent fentanyls, with benzodiazepines increases risk of death.3

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