“Fentanyl, an incredibly dangerous and potent drug, is driving the rise in deaths. Of the 468 people who died of overdoses through August, 319 had fentanyl in their systems. Other drugs are often laced with it, and many of those who died probably didn’t even know they consumed it.” S.F. drug overdoses fueled by fentanyl are spiking, figures show. “It’s already killed four times as many people as COVID. Where’s the urgency?” (I’m guessing we’ll see similar surges in other parts of the country.)