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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.
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

Opioid prescription for chronic non-cancer pain increased in the last two-and-a-half decades

Opioid prescription for chronic non-cancer pain increased in the last two-and-a-half decades

Proactive outreach can be an effective way to improve long-term opioid use disorder care

Proactive outreach can be an effective way to improve long-term opioid use disorder care

Conservative Indiana adopted needle exchanges but still faces local resistance

Conservative Indiana adopted needle exchanges but still faces local resistance

Heroin use increasing among American adults

Heroin use increasing among American adults

Good rehab is hard to find

Good rehab is hard to find

US life expectancy increases for the first time in 4 years

US life expectancy increases for the first time in 4 years

UCI-led study reveals link between early life adversity and opioid addiction

UCI-led study reveals link between early life adversity and opioid addiction

Majority of people knowingly use fentanyl, UBC research shows

Majority of people knowingly use fentanyl, UBC research shows

Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic

Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic

Most youths do not get timely addiction treatment after opioid overdose

Most youths do not get timely addiction treatment after opioid overdose

Medicaid expansion linked to reduction in opioid overdose mortality across the U.S.

Medicaid expansion linked to reduction in opioid overdose mortality across the U.S.

Study finds increase in high-strength painkiller poisonings among children

Study finds increase in high-strength painkiller poisonings among children

Proportion of powerful painkiller poisonings among children has increased, shows study

Proportion of powerful painkiller poisonings among children has increased, shows study

Contribution of suicide to opioid-related deaths may be overstated, study suggests

Contribution of suicide to opioid-related deaths may be overstated, study suggests

Quick and simple method for identifying illicit drugs in powdered mixtures

Quick and simple method for identifying illicit drugs in powdered mixtures

Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are actually multiple opioid epidemics

Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are actually multiple opioid epidemics

Built for counterterrorism, this high-tech machine is now used to detect fentanyl

Built for counterterrorism, this high-tech machine is now used to detect fentanyl