Fentanyl test strips are a cheap, easy way to avoid deadly overdoses -- but they're illegal in Texas

Clair Serrata, with mother Caroline (le��), holds a photo of her brother Stewart, who they believe died of an overdose. Jessica Phelps

Hundreds of people die every year from taking drugs laced with fentanyl. There's a simple, inexpensive way to prevent such overdoses: small paper test strips that detect the presence of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. The catch is that the strips are illegal in Texas. But that could soon change.

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