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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.
As opioid crisis rages, some trade ‘tough love’ for empathy

As opioid crisis rages, some trade ‘tough love’ for empathy

Doctors reckon with high rate of suicide in their ranks

Doctors reckon with high rate of suicide in their ranks

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

FSMB partners with NAM to form Action Collaborative on countering opioid epidemic

FSMB partners with NAM to form Action Collaborative on countering opioid epidemic

What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic

What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic

Illicit drug supply at record heights

Illicit drug supply at record heights

After opioid overdose, only 30 percent get medicine to treat addiction

After opioid overdose, only 30 percent get medicine to treat addiction

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?

ASA survey: Drug shortages impact care for patients undergoing anesthesia

ASA survey: Drug shortages impact care for patients undergoing anesthesia

MGH researchers identify risk factors for drug overdose in youth with substance use disorders

MGH researchers identify risk factors for drug overdose in youth with substance use disorders

Wide-scale distribution of naloxone effectively prevents overdose deaths, study finds

Wide-scale distribution of naloxone effectively prevents overdose deaths, study finds

New automated text messaging service may help combat opioid epidemic

New automated text messaging service may help combat opioid epidemic

Safety violations compound pain of painkiller shortages

Safety violations compound pain of painkiller shortages

Scientists developing new vaccines against heroin and prescription opioids

Scientists developing new vaccines against heroin and prescription opioids

Using biomimicry for faster detection of disease outbreaks

Using biomimicry for faster detection of disease outbreaks

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

Omissions on death certificates lead to undercounting of opioid overdoses

Omissions on death certificates lead to undercounting of opioid overdoses

Frequent and public opioid users may be best candidates for naloxone training

Frequent and public opioid users may be best candidates for naloxone training

Congress tackles the opioid epidemic. But how much will it help?

Congress tackles the opioid epidemic. But how much will it help?