Steven Hale on Nashville’s Record Number of Overdoses

Today we’ll talk with Steven Hale, the great and prolific Nashville Scene journalist. Steven tells us about his reporting regarding the proliferation of fentanyl poisoning and its impact on record rates of drug overdoses in the city.

His piece in the Nashville Scene — “The Other Epidemic: Fentanyl Is Killing People in Nashville at a Staggering Rate” — came out on November 4, 2021.

Since it came out, The New York Times has reported on the trend nationally, indicating that a record number of Americans — 100,000 died from April 2020 to April 2021 – and a substantial reason for that has been the proliferation of drugs cut with fentanyl.


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