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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.
Urban hotspots of opioid abuse among high-schoolers revealed

Urban hotspots of opioid abuse among high-schoolers revealed

New tool could help detect smaller concentrations of drug powders

New tool could help detect smaller concentrations of drug powders

Opioid misuse greatly increases chance of major depressive episode among teen girls

Opioid misuse greatly increases chance of major depressive episode among teen girls

New online course launched to help providers understand every facet of opioid crisis

New online course launched to help providers understand every facet of opioid crisis

Researchers are confronting opioid epidemic in multiple ways

Researchers are confronting opioid epidemic in multiple ways

Researchers find 221% increase in opioid-related drug overdoses in Connecticut

Researchers find 221% increase in opioid-related drug overdoses in Connecticut

Enhanced informatics tool could help better identify nonfatal opioid overdose cases in the ED

Enhanced informatics tool could help better identify nonfatal opioid overdose cases in the ED

Sanford Burnham Prebys scientist receives $3.58 million to advance treatment for opioid-use disorders

Sanford Burnham Prebys scientist receives $3.58 million to advance treatment for opioid-use disorders

Overdose prevention should also focus on alcohol use, study suggests

Overdose prevention should also focus on alcohol use, study suggests

Caution urged in reducing opioids for pain

Caution urged in reducing opioids for pain

New analysis examines the darknet's opioid purchases

New analysis examines the darknet's opioid purchases

Study may provide best intervention measures to prevent opioid overdose

Study may provide best intervention measures to prevent opioid overdose

New technique for police to quickly and safely test drug evidence

New technique for police to quickly and safely test drug evidence

Accelerating drug discovery process to help patients

Accelerating drug discovery process to help patients

Developing next generation treatment to counteract opioid addiction

Developing next generation treatment to counteract opioid addiction

In India’s burgeoning pain market, U.S. drugmakers stand to gain

In India’s burgeoning pain market, U.S. drugmakers stand to gain

UNM researchers find strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain

UNM researchers find strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain

Patients who start long-term buprenorphine treatment are less likely to use opioids

Patients who start long-term buprenorphine treatment are less likely to use opioids

Researchers find biological system that manages cells' response to opioid drug exposure

Researchers find biological system that manages cells' response to opioid drug exposure

Among hurdles for those with opioid addictions: Getting the drug to treat it

Among hurdles for those with opioid addictions: Getting the drug to treat it