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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.
Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic

Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic

Most youths do not get timely addiction treatment after opioid overdose

Most youths do not get timely addiction treatment after opioid overdose

Medicaid expansion linked to reduction in opioid overdose mortality across the U.S.

Medicaid expansion linked to reduction in opioid overdose mortality across the U.S.

Study finds increase in high-strength painkiller poisonings among children

Study finds increase in high-strength painkiller poisonings among children

Proportion of powerful painkiller poisonings among children has increased, shows study

Proportion of powerful painkiller poisonings among children has increased, shows study

Contribution of suicide to opioid-related deaths may be overstated, study suggests

Contribution of suicide to opioid-related deaths may be overstated, study suggests

Quick and simple method for identifying illicit drugs in powdered mixtures

Quick and simple method for identifying illicit drugs in powdered mixtures

Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are actually multiple opioid epidemics

Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are actually multiple opioid epidemics

Built for counterterrorism, this high-tech machine is now used to detect fentanyl

Built for counterterrorism, this high-tech machine is now used to detect fentanyl

Researchers uncover the binding mechanism of opioid receptor

Researchers uncover the binding mechanism of opioid receptor

Not yesterday’s cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug

Not yesterday’s cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug

Fentanyl-involved overdoses are concentrated in resource-deprived neighborhoods

Fentanyl-involved overdoses are concentrated in resource-deprived neighborhoods

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