The National Institute of Health recorded 9,580 deaths related to Fentanyl use in 2015, and projected it to go higher in the next few years. In 2017, Fentanyl had become the most widely used synthetic opioid in medicine. Fentanyl is so potent that it is measured to be anywhere between 50 to 1,000 times stronger than morphine. It has been illegally used to cut heroin, and prescribed for non-cancer pain. The drug, Fentanyl, has a narrow therapeutic index,, which suggest it has a higher risk of death than most drugs.
The debate over American healthcare has spanned decades, but it has not been in a greater spotlight than it is now. Social media and news outlets have gone through great lengths to spread information to its readers and viewers to allow the people to make more informed decisions. Problem is, no one can agree if healthcare should be a right of every citizen or simply a privilege for those who can afford it.