Jason Tracy, MD on Carfentanil on the South Shore

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Carfentanil, a dangerously strong synthetic opiate, has been on the radar of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for nearly two years.

This substance has found its way to the South Shore, with the state reporting four deaths on the South Shore in 2017.

Jason Tracy, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at South Shore Hospital, spoke to WBUR about the trend and what we're seeing in our Emergency Department. Click here to listen to the interview.

For more information on how to respond if someone is overdosing, click here.