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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.
Researchers awarded grant to advance testing of experimental heroin vaccine

Researchers awarded grant to advance testing of experimental heroin vaccine

Black market for suboxone gives some a glimpse of recovery

Black market for suboxone gives some a glimpse of recovery

Workers overdose on the job, and employers struggle to respond

Workers overdose on the job, and employers struggle to respond

Scientists develop new protocol for measuring background levels of drugs in forensic labs

Scientists develop new protocol for measuring background levels of drugs in forensic labs

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Health on the hill

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Health on the hill

FDA takes new steps to address opioid crisis by approving Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy

FDA takes new steps to address opioid crisis by approving Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy

Half as many people are trying heroin, but marijuana use grows

Half as many people are trying heroin, but marijuana use grows

Researchers develop new generation of pain medications

Researchers develop new generation of pain medications

Researchers take major step forward in finding safe and non-addictive pain killer

Researchers take major step forward in finding safe and non-addictive pain killer

Drug overdose continues to be a significant cause of death in Australia

Drug overdose continues to be a significant cause of death in Australia

Study may fuel need for effective drug testing in hospital emergency departments

Study may fuel need for effective drug testing in hospital emergency departments

As opioid crisis rages, some trade ‘tough love’ for empathy

As opioid crisis rages, some trade ‘tough love’ for empathy

Doctors reckon with high rate of suicide in their ranks

Doctors reckon with high rate of suicide in their ranks

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

FSMB partners with NAM to form Action Collaborative on countering opioid epidemic

FSMB partners with NAM to form Action Collaborative on countering opioid epidemic

What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic

What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic

Illicit drug supply at record heights

Illicit drug supply at record heights

After opioid overdose, only 30 percent get medicine to treat addiction

After opioid overdose, only 30 percent get medicine to treat addiction

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?