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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.
Opioid prescribing behavior can also be decreased by supply shortage, shows study

Opioid prescribing behavior can also be decreased by supply shortage, shows study

Survey: CDC's opioid prescribing guideline for pain treatment should be revoked

Survey: CDC's opioid prescribing guideline for pain treatment should be revoked

New cocaine and oxycodone biobanks provide investigatory therapeutic targets for addiction

New cocaine and oxycodone biobanks provide investigatory therapeutic targets for addiction

Researchers harness the body's own ability to block pain

Researchers harness the body's own ability to block pain

Policies designed to prevent opioid misuse may limit access to pain-relieving drugs

Policies designed to prevent opioid misuse may limit access to pain-relieving drugs

Scientists receive NIH grant to develop an adjuvant vaccine for opioid use disorder

Scientists receive NIH grant to develop an adjuvant vaccine for opioid use disorder

Mice study points to a promising treatment for relieving colitis pain without side effects

Mice study points to a promising treatment for relieving colitis pain without side effects

Study highlights the importance of social connections in preventing opioid misuse

Study highlights the importance of social connections in preventing opioid misuse

Sharp declines in opioid production costs could reduce the price per dose

Sharp declines in opioid production costs could reduce the price per dose

Scientific statement defines the distinctive features of opioid-associated cardiac arrest

Scientific statement defines the distinctive features of opioid-associated cardiac arrest

UTMB researchers pioneer a new way to study frustration as a factor in substance use disorders

UTMB researchers pioneer a new way to study frustration as a factor in substance use disorders

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