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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 technique for police to quickly and safely test drug evidence

New technique for police to quickly and safely test drug evidence

Accelerating drug discovery process to help patients

Accelerating drug discovery process to help patients

Developing next generation treatment to counteract opioid addiction

Developing next generation treatment to counteract opioid addiction

In India’s burgeoning pain market, U.S. drugmakers stand to gain

In India’s burgeoning pain market, U.S. drugmakers stand to gain

UNM researchers find strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain

UNM researchers find strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain

Patients who start long-term buprenorphine treatment are less likely to use opioids

Patients who start long-term buprenorphine treatment are less likely to use opioids

Researchers find biological system that manages cells' response to opioid drug exposure

Researchers find biological system that manages cells' response to opioid drug exposure

Among hurdles for those with opioid addictions: Getting the drug to treat it

Among hurdles for those with opioid addictions: Getting the drug to treat it

NIH awards $2.3 million for pilot project to develop opioid vaccine

NIH awards $2.3 million for pilot project to develop opioid vaccine

Opioid overdose deaths on the decline says CDC but the real picture may still be grim

Opioid overdose deaths on the decline says CDC but the real picture may still be grim

Medicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemic

Medicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemic

UM scientists receive $3.3 million NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccine

UM scientists receive $3.3 million NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccine

Florida is the latest Republican-led state to adopt clean needle exchanges

Florida is the latest Republican-led state to adopt clean needle exchanges

Study: Dozens of counties in the U.S. are at highest risk for opioid deaths

Study: Dozens of counties in the U.S. are at highest risk for opioid deaths

Study finds increase in fatal opioid overdoses after cold weather

Study finds increase in fatal opioid overdoses after cold weather

Federal grants ‘a lifesaver’ in opioid fight, but states still struggle to curb meth

Federal grants ‘a lifesaver’ in opioid fight, but states still struggle to curb meth

Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.

Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.

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