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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.
Recommendations to help ensure access to high-quality opioid use disorder treatment

Recommendations to help ensure access to high-quality opioid use disorder treatment

Wastewater analysis shows the pattern of designer drug use in eight countries

Wastewater analysis shows the pattern of designer drug use in eight countries

Poor and terminally ill Mexicans have less chance to get opioids intended for palliative care

Poor and terminally ill Mexicans have less chance to get opioids intended for palliative care

Opioid use during pregnancy can cause long-lasting impairment in the infant's brain

Opioid use during pregnancy can cause long-lasting impairment in the infant's brain

Experimental vaccine diminishes fatal respiratory effects of synthetic opioids

Experimental vaccine diminishes fatal respiratory effects of synthetic opioids

Study finds increased opioid consumption two years after intensive care

Study finds increased opioid consumption two years after intensive care

Active cannabis dispensaries linked to reduced opioid-related mortality rates

Active cannabis dispensaries linked to reduced opioid-related mortality rates

Are public health ads worth the price? Not if they’re all about fear

Are public health ads worth the price? Not if they’re all about fear

San Francisco wrestles with drug approach as death and chaos engulf Tenderloin

San Francisco wrestles with drug approach as death and chaos engulf Tenderloin

FDA takes further steps to strengthen REMS program to confront opioid crisis

FDA takes further steps to strengthen REMS program to confront opioid crisis

Cannabis use during opioid addiction treatment may reduce fentanyl exposure

Cannabis use during opioid addiction treatment may reduce fentanyl exposure

Study shows high prevalence of back pain in patients undergoing neuroendovascular procedures

Study shows high prevalence of back pain in patients undergoing neuroendovascular procedures

Scientists develop new vaccine to counter the effects of synthetic cannabinoids

Scientists develop new vaccine to counter the effects of synthetic cannabinoids

PrEP prescription can make a positive difference in women who inject drugs

PrEP prescription can make a positive difference in women who inject drugs

Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Collaborative effort will enable efficient oversight to prevent illegal, harmful products from entering the U.S.

Collaborative effort will enable efficient oversight to prevent illegal, harmful products from entering the U.S.

Low‐dose ketamine does not alter a healthy human's tolerance to blood loss

Low‐dose ketamine does not alter a healthy human's tolerance to blood loss

Study provides the most detailed picture on stimulant use by LGB individuals

Study provides the most detailed picture on stimulant use by LGB individuals

Artificial intelligence method can rapidly and remotely detect fentanyl and derivatives

Artificial intelligence method can rapidly and remotely detect fentanyl and derivatives

Research shows nonprescribed fentanyl and stimulants were the major cause for overdose mortality

Research shows nonprescribed fentanyl and stimulants were the major cause for overdose mortality