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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.
Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Collaborative effort will enable efficient oversight to prevent illegal, harmful products from entering the U.S.

Collaborative effort will enable efficient oversight to prevent illegal, harmful products from entering the U.S.

Low‐dose ketamine does not alter a healthy human's tolerance to blood loss

Low‐dose ketamine does not alter a healthy human's tolerance to blood loss

Study provides the most detailed picture on stimulant use by LGB individuals

Study provides the most detailed picture on stimulant use by LGB individuals

Artificial intelligence method can rapidly and remotely detect fentanyl and derivatives

Artificial intelligence method can rapidly and remotely detect fentanyl and derivatives

Research shows nonprescribed fentanyl and stimulants were the major cause for overdose mortality

Research shows nonprescribed fentanyl and stimulants were the major cause for overdose mortality

Study: UnityPhilly app can help fight America's opioid crisis

Study: UnityPhilly app can help fight America's opioid crisis

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Trump twists on virus response

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Trump twists on virus response

Pain relief drugs offer more choices for women during childbirth

Pain relief drugs offer more choices for women during childbirth

The hidden deaths of the COVID pandemic

The hidden deaths of the COVID pandemic

NIST updates its database of chemical fingerprints

NIST updates its database of chemical fingerprints

Fentanyl tops the list of drugs detected in overdose patients at Baltimore hospitals

Fentanyl tops the list of drugs detected in overdose patients at Baltimore hospitals

Study highlights increased consumption of opioids in patients with osteoarthritis

Study highlights increased consumption of opioids in patients with osteoarthritis

Bringing ‘Poogie’ home: Hospice in the time of COVID-19

Bringing ‘Poogie’ home: Hospice in the time of COVID-19

Researchers show how drug particles spread around crime labs

Researchers show how drug particles spread around crime labs

Research Suggests Widespread Opioid Overprescribing has Lead to Opioid Epidemic

Research Suggests Widespread Opioid Overprescribing has Lead to Opioid Epidemic

Tarantula venom could be used as a potent pain reliever

Tarantula venom could be used as a potent pain reliever

California’s new attack on opioid addiction hits old roadblocks

California’s new attack on opioid addiction hits old roadblocks

UC researchers identify populations most at risk of overdosing on opiates

UC researchers identify populations most at risk of overdosing on opiates

New step towards the development of non-addictive painkillers

New step towards the development of non-addictive painkillers