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Bill to combat opioid crisis through fentanyl detection clears assembly panel

“Fentanyl can be 25 to 50 times more powerful than heroin,” said a sponsor of the measure, Democratic Assemblywoman Lisa Swain. “It’s relatively cheap, strong, and incredibly dangerous, and poses a significant risk to a person’s health and life. We must determine where fentanyl exists in illegal substances found in New Jersey in order to reduce the risk of overdoses and drug-related injuries.”

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