The nation’s opioid epidemic shows no signs of abating, and in fact may be headed in a far more dangerous direction. So concludes journalist David Armstrong, who has been chronicling the scourge for STAT, a new health and medicine website. Armstrong has written about how heroin and, increasingly, fentanyl have overtaken narcotic painkillers as the drugs of choice for addicts, presenting new challenges for law enforcement and health professionals. ProPublica Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!