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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 holdout Missouri joins nation in monitoring opioid prescriptions, experts worry

As holdout Missouri joins nation in monitoring opioid prescriptions, experts worry

New open-source tool designed to predict drug overdose mortality in the U.S.

New open-source tool designed to predict drug overdose mortality in the U.S.

Clinical trial investigates effectiveness of delivering HIV, substance use care through mobile clinics

Clinical trial investigates effectiveness of delivering HIV, substance use care through mobile clinics

Research opens alternative therapeutic avenues for treatment of chronic pain

Research opens alternative therapeutic avenues for treatment of chronic pain

Opioids like ‘lean’ permeate hip-hop culture, but dangers are downplayed

Opioids like ‘lean’ permeate hip-hop culture, but dangers are downplayed

Blood sample analysis can help determine the origin of drugs

Blood sample analysis can help determine the origin of drugs

Pain monitoring technology can reduce intraoperative opioid consumption

Pain monitoring technology can reduce intraoperative opioid consumption

Opioid prescribing behavior can also be decreased by supply shortage, shows study

Opioid prescribing behavior can also be decreased by supply shortage, shows study

Survey: CDC's opioid prescribing guideline for pain treatment should be revoked

Survey: CDC's opioid prescribing guideline for pain treatment should be revoked

New cocaine and oxycodone biobanks provide investigatory therapeutic targets for addiction

New cocaine and oxycodone biobanks provide investigatory therapeutic targets for addiction

Researchers harness the body's own ability to block pain

Researchers harness the body's own ability to block pain

Policies designed to prevent opioid misuse may limit access to pain-relieving drugs

Policies designed to prevent opioid misuse may limit access to pain-relieving drugs

Scientists receive NIH grant to develop an adjuvant vaccine for opioid use disorder

Scientists receive NIH grant to develop an adjuvant vaccine for opioid use disorder

Mice study points to a promising treatment for relieving colitis pain without side effects

Mice study points to a promising treatment for relieving colitis pain without side effects

Study highlights the importance of social connections in preventing opioid misuse

Study highlights the importance of social connections in preventing opioid misuse

Sharp declines in opioid production costs could reduce the price per dose

Sharp declines in opioid production costs could reduce the price per dose

Scientific statement defines the distinctive features of opioid-associated cardiac arrest

Scientific statement defines the distinctive features of opioid-associated cardiac arrest

UTMB researchers pioneer a new way to study frustration as a factor in substance use disorders

UTMB researchers pioneer a new way to study frustration as a factor in substance use disorders

Recommendations to help ensure access to high-quality opioid use disorder treatment

Recommendations to help ensure access to high-quality opioid use disorder treatment

Wastewater analysis shows the pattern of designer drug use in eight countries

Wastewater analysis shows the pattern of designer drug use in eight countries