Published: Dec. 9, 2021

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that around 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the US from March of 2020 to March of 2021. That’s the largest number of fatal drug overdoses ever recorded in a 12 month period in the US. The synthetic drug fentanyl is driving much of that surge. Marty Otañez, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and project coordinator of Naloxone Champions, talks about how authorities and harm reduction advocates have been trying to warn the public of a disturbing trend of drugs laced with fentanyl.

In addition, recent cannabis-related publications by Otañez, based on his research and creative work in Colorado, include "A Labor Studies Approach to Cannabis," and "Cannabis Corporate Social Responsibility: A Critical and Mixed-Method Approach" published in The Routledge Handbook of Post-Prohibition Cannabis Research, Routledge.  

Fentanyl Fuels Fatal Overdoses in Boulder County And Nationwide
KGNU (Audio), Dec 1