2016 is the most recent year for which complete statistics were kept on the drugs that have caused the most overdose deaths.
The Centers for Disease Control has declared that Fentanyl is now the deadliest drug in America with over 18,000 deaths being attributed to the drug in 2016.
The declaration from the CDC marks the first time that the opioid has topped the list of the deadliest drugs.
More alarming, the CDC says that the rate of deaths from Fentanyl increased by about 113 percent per year.
Are we losing the drug war? We often hear of the danger of drugs crossing into our country from the southern border. Are the drugs within our own border the ones we need to be watching more closely?