Fentanyl panic goes viral: The spread of misinformation about overdose risk from casual contact with fentanyl in mainstream and social media

A substantial amount of false information about the risk of overdosing from casual fentanyl contact has reportedly been spread through social media and mainstream channels, according to statistics cited in the news article "Fentanyl Panic Goes Viral: The Spread of Misinformation about Overdose Risk from Casual Contact with Fentanyl in Mainstream and social media". It also covers the issue of how erroneous information and inflated claims regarding the ease of fentanyl overdose have caused unwarranted anxiety and panic in the public. The article also lists cases where the strength and methods of transmission of fentanyl are misreported, which distorts people's understanding of the true risks connected to the drug.