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Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opiate analgesic similar to but more potent than morphine. It is typically used to treat patients with severe pain, or to manage pain after surgery. It is also sometimes used to treat people with chronic pain who are physically tolerant to opiates. It is a schedule II prescription drug.
UTSA professor helps train first responders to detect prescription opioid overdoses

UTSA professor helps train first responders to detect prescription opioid overdoses

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

Blunting emotional component associated with pain

Blunting emotional component associated with pain

Many heroin users are not prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, study finds

Many heroin users are not prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, study finds

More states say doctors must offer overdose reversal drug along with opioids

More states say doctors must offer overdose reversal drug along with opioids

The United States records highest drug overdose death rates

The United States records highest drug overdose death rates

Discharged, dismissed: ERs often miss chance to set overdose survivors on ‘better path’

Discharged, dismissed: ERs often miss chance to set overdose survivors on ‘better path’

Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths

Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

Rutgers study uncovers new threat in the opiate epidemic

Rutgers study uncovers new threat in the opiate epidemic

Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

Lawsuit details how the Sackler family allegedly built an Oxycontin fortune

Lawsuit details how the Sackler family allegedly built an Oxycontin fortune

Opioid overdose epidemic likely to increase in the U.S in coming years

Opioid overdose epidemic likely to increase in the U.S in coming years

Researchers find promising technique for estimating rural intravenous drug use

Researchers find promising technique for estimating rural intravenous drug use

Study takes a step closer to understanding the body's response to opioid painkillers

Study takes a step closer to understanding the body's response to opioid painkillers

Increased physician-targeted marketing associated with higher opioid overdose deaths

Increased physician-targeted marketing associated with higher opioid overdose deaths

Rapid-acting fentanyl test strips found to be effective at reducing overdose risk

Rapid-acting fentanyl test strips found to be effective at reducing overdose risk

Mutant mice administered with cocaine failed to exhibit hyperactivity, shows study

Mutant mice administered with cocaine failed to exhibit hyperactivity, shows study

Misused veterinary prescriptions could contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic

Misused veterinary prescriptions could contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic

Opioids contribute to rise in suicides and overdoses in the U.S.

Opioids contribute to rise in suicides and overdoses in the U.S.