Fentanyl overdoses soar…

…as black market entrepreneurs act rationally by lacing their illegal heroin with the synthetic substance.  Policymakers have created the environment, through drug prohibition, that induces heroin dealers to lace their product with a cheaper, more powerful, substance.  It’s economics, a subject policymakers brush aside in favor of the blind emotionalism that drives the drug war, which delivers drug users into the clutches of harder drugs, dealt by more dangerous businessmen.