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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.
New vaccine could offer protection against opioid combinations

New vaccine could offer protection against opioid combinations

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

Opioid overdose death toll continues upward trend

Opioid overdose death toll continues upward trend

Opioid use disorder rises with little being done to curb the menace says new study

Opioid use disorder rises with little being done to curb the menace says new study

Study finds link between new opioid use and increased risk of cardiac death in older adults with COPD

Study finds link between new opioid use and increased risk of cardiac death in older adults with COPD

New review examines link between pain and opioid abuse

New review examines link between pain and opioid abuse

Fake contaminant opioids found in prescription pills leading to fatal overdoses in Georgia

Fake contaminant opioids found in prescription pills leading to fatal overdoses in Georgia

Intranasal administration of medications becoming more popular in emergency departments

Intranasal administration of medications becoming more popular in emergency departments

Six important things to know about opioid crisis

Six important things to know about opioid crisis

Researchers discover that existing anti-gout drug can reduce severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms

Researchers discover that existing anti-gout drug can reduce severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms

UAB physician calls for better education, legislation to help patients with opioid abuse

UAB physician calls for better education, legislation to help patients with opioid abuse

Urgent Matters announces recipients of Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

Urgent Matters announces recipients of Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

Buprenorphine implants could be effective option to treat adults with opioid dependence

Buprenorphine implants could be effective option to treat adults with opioid dependence

Study sheds new light on the brain’s decision-making processes

Study sheds new light on the brain’s decision-making processes

New vaccine strategy may curb addiction, prevent fatal overdoses

New vaccine strategy may curb addiction, prevent fatal overdoses

Long-term use of opioids increases risk of new-onset depression

Long-term use of opioids increases risk of new-onset depression

New data shows opioid overdose deaths hit record levels in 2014

New data shows opioid overdose deaths hit record levels in 2014

Stanford study finds that overprescription of opioids goes beyond ‘pill mill’ prescribers

Stanford study finds that overprescription of opioids goes beyond ‘pill mill’ prescribers

Prescription opioids overprescribed in some regions of British Columbia, UBC study finds

Prescription opioids overprescribed in some regions of British Columbia, UBC study finds

BMC significantly reduces emergency wait time, improves SCD care for pediatric patients

BMC significantly reduces emergency wait time, improves SCD care for pediatric patients