Media highlight Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center overdose report
News Center Maine, Maine Public and the Bangor Daily News cited research from the Maine Cumulative Monthly Overdose Report by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. The report analyzes data from January through May 2022 and shows an increase in overdoses and deaths compared to the same timeframe last year. The research also found that one of the biggest factors in these deaths is fentanyl. UMaine researcher, Marcella Song, is quoted in the News Center Maine article discussing the dangers of the drug.