Deaths caused by the synthetic opioid doubled every year from 2013 to 2016, a new study found.
People are still "dropping" by the dozens in one New Haven green.
Public health officials overlooked more than 70,000 opioid-linked deaths from 1999 to 2015, according to the study.
Thats a 24-fold increase since 2000.
Medical examiners across the U.S. are scrambling to keep up with the surge of bodies.
Opioids—including prescription painkillers and fentanyl—also accounted for the overall majority of overdose deaths last year.