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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 prescriptions drop sharply among state workers

Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers

GPs must be better-equipped to tackle chronic opioid use

GPs must be better-equipped to tackle chronic opioid use

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks

Meth vs. opioids: America has two drug epidemics, but focuses on one

Meth vs. opioids: America has two drug epidemics, but focuses on one

Study shines light on geographic variation in pediatric deaths from opioid poisonings

Study shines light on geographic variation in pediatric deaths from opioid poisonings

Drug overdoses among adolescents and young adults on the rise

Drug overdoses among adolescents and young adults on the rise

Hypnosis may offer a genuine alternative to painkillers

Hypnosis may offer a genuine alternative to painkillers

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

Cannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agents

Cannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agents

Study of OUD treatment creates new metric to illustrate disadvantaged areas in the U.S.

Study of OUD treatment creates new metric to illustrate disadvantaged areas in the U.S.

FDA and CBP collaborate to protect public health and safety

FDA and CBP collaborate to protect public health and safety

Single dose long lasting opioid antidote on the horizon

Single dose long lasting opioid antidote on the horizon

UTSA professor helps train first responders to detect prescription opioid overdoses

UTSA professor helps train first responders to detect prescription opioid overdoses

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

Blunting emotional component associated with pain

Blunting emotional component associated with pain

Many heroin users are not prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, study finds

Many heroin users are not prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, study finds

More states say doctors must offer overdose reversal drug along with opioids

More states say doctors must offer overdose reversal drug along with opioids

The United States records highest drug overdose death rates

The United States records highest drug overdose death rates

Discharged, dismissed: ERs often miss chance to set overdose survivors on ‘better path’

Discharged, dismissed: ERs often miss chance to set overdose survivors on ‘better path’

Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths

Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths