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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.
Addiction treatment proponents urge rural clinicians to pitch in by prescribing medication

Addiction treatment proponents urge rural clinicians to pitch in by prescribing medication

Schools, sheriffs, and syringes: State plans vary for spending $26B in opioid settlement funds

Schools, sheriffs, and syringes: State plans vary for spending $26B in opioid settlement funds

After election win, California’s AG turns to investigating hospital algorithms for racial bias

After election win, California’s AG turns to investigating hospital algorithms for racial bias

Early mobility contributes to higher survival rates for COVID-19 patients receiving ECMO

Early mobility contributes to higher survival rates for COVID-19 patients receiving ECMO

New fentanyl vaccine could prevent deadly opioid from entering the brain

New fentanyl vaccine could prevent deadly opioid from entering the brain

Fentanyl in high school: A Texas community grapples with the reach of the deadly opioid

Fentanyl in high school: A Texas community grapples with the reach of the deadly opioid

UC researchers receive NIH grant to study how alcohol, fentanyl affect HIV medications

UC researchers receive NIH grant to study how alcohol, fentanyl affect HIV medications

Using a nanotechnology-packed bubble to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus

Using a nanotechnology-packed bubble to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus

Two cases of acute abdominal pain in patients with COVID-19 in their second week of illness

Two cases of acute abdominal pain in patients with COVID-19 in their second week of illness

Ophthalmologists may be able to safely cut back on having anesthesiologists during cataract surgery

Ophthalmologists may be able to safely cut back on having anesthesiologists during cataract surgery

At this recovery center, police cope with the mental health costs of the job

At this recovery center, police cope with the mental health costs of the job

Artificial intelligence tools speed up the process of identifying people who inject drugs

Artificial intelligence tools speed up the process of identifying people who inject drugs

Doctors rush to use Supreme Court ruling to escape opioid charges

Doctors rush to use Supreme Court ruling to escape opioid charges

Study finds spike in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

Study finds spike in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

New long-term opioid use associated with a heightened risk of death, study finds

New long-term opioid use associated with a heightened risk of death, study finds

EEG tests reveal fentanyl's effects on the brain

EEG tests reveal fentanyl's effects on the brain

A needle exchange project modeled on urban efforts aims to save lives in rural Nevada

A needle exchange project modeled on urban efforts aims to save lives in rural Nevada

Key gene sheds light on how people develop tolerance to pain-relievers over time

Key gene sheds light on how people develop tolerance to pain-relievers over time

Public health agencies adapt covid lessons to curb overdoses, STDs, and gun violence

Public health agencies adapt covid lessons to curb overdoses, STDs, and gun violence

Methamphetamine use is pervasive and drives overdoses in rural communities across the U.S.

Methamphetamine use is pervasive and drives overdoses in rural communities across the U.S.