Dark web dealers voluntarily ban deadly fentanyl

suppliers, fearing police crackdown, decide opioid is too high-risk to trade.

Observer, 1 Dec. 2018.

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Opioid Nation

Review essay by Marcia Angeli, MD, in New York Review of Books, 6 Dec. 2018.  Criticizes books under review for exaggerating the role of OxyContin.  Also points out that alcohol and tobacco (which unlike opioids lack medical benefits) kill more American than do opioids.  Angeli sees the opioid crisis as essentially a political problem.