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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.
Opioid overdose deaths on the decline says CDC but the real picture may still be grim

Opioid overdose deaths on the decline says CDC but the real picture may still be grim

Medicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemic

Medicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemic

UM scientists receive $3.3 million NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccine

UM scientists receive $3.3 million NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccine

Florida is the latest Republican-led state to adopt clean needle exchanges

Florida is the latest Republican-led state to adopt clean needle exchanges

Study: Dozens of counties in the U.S. are at highest risk for opioid deaths

Study: Dozens of counties in the U.S. are at highest risk for opioid deaths

Study finds increase in fatal opioid overdoses after cold weather

Study finds increase in fatal opioid overdoses after cold weather

Federal grants ‘a lifesaver’ in opioid fight, but states still struggle to curb meth

Federal grants ‘a lifesaver’ in opioid fight, but states still struggle to curb meth

Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.

Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.

Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers

Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers

GPs must be better-equipped to tackle chronic opioid use

GPs must be better-equipped to tackle chronic opioid use

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks

Meth vs. opioids: America has two drug epidemics, but focuses on one

Meth vs. opioids: America has two drug epidemics, but focuses on one

Study shines light on geographic variation in pediatric deaths from opioid poisonings

Study shines light on geographic variation in pediatric deaths from opioid poisonings

Drug overdoses among adolescents and young adults on the rise

Drug overdoses among adolescents and young adults on the rise

Hypnosis may offer a genuine alternative to painkillers

Hypnosis may offer a genuine alternative to painkillers

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

Cannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agents

Cannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agents

Study of OUD treatment creates new metric to illustrate disadvantaged areas in the U.S.

Study of OUD treatment creates new metric to illustrate disadvantaged areas in the U.S.

FDA and CBP collaborate to protect public health and safety

FDA and CBP collaborate to protect public health and safety

Single dose long lasting opioid antidote on the horizon

Single dose long lasting opioid antidote on the horizon