Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Skyrocket

October 29, 2023

Fentanyl, both on its own and in combination with other drugs, remains the biggest killer of drug users in New Hampshire.

Through October 18, the synthetic opioid alone has been the cause of 161 overdose deaths statewide, according to a report released last week by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

In addition, the combination of fentanyl and methamphetamines, fentanyl and cocaine, fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamines, and fentanyl and other drugs were responsible for an additional 98 fatal overdoses, according to the report.