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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.
Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths

Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

Rutgers study uncovers new threat in the opiate epidemic

Rutgers study uncovers new threat in the opiate epidemic

Lawsuit details how the Sackler family allegedly built an Oxycontin fortune

Lawsuit details how the Sackler family allegedly built an Oxycontin fortune

Opioid overdose epidemic likely to increase in the U.S in coming years

Opioid overdose epidemic likely to increase in the U.S in coming years

Researchers find promising technique for estimating rural intravenous drug use

Researchers find promising technique for estimating rural intravenous drug use

Study takes a step closer to understanding the body's response to opioid painkillers

Study takes a step closer to understanding the body's response to opioid painkillers

Increased physician-targeted marketing associated with higher opioid overdose deaths

Increased physician-targeted marketing associated with higher opioid overdose deaths

Rapid-acting fentanyl test strips found to be effective at reducing overdose risk

Rapid-acting fentanyl test strips found to be effective at reducing overdose risk

Mutant mice administered with cocaine failed to exhibit hyperactivity, shows study

Mutant mice administered with cocaine failed to exhibit hyperactivity, shows study

Opiod prescriptions for pet dogs misused by their masters

Opiod prescriptions for pet dogs misused by their masters

Misused veterinary prescriptions could contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic

Misused veterinary prescriptions could contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic

Opioids contribute to rise in suicides and overdoses in the U.S.

Opioids contribute to rise in suicides and overdoses in the U.S.

Study assesses when opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged after naloxone treatment

Study assesses when opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged after naloxone treatment

Researchers discover extent of opioid use and abuse in head and neck cancer patients

Researchers discover extent of opioid use and abuse in head and neck cancer patients

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Insurance enrollment is lagging — and there are lots of reasons why

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Insurance enrollment is lagging — and there are lots of reasons why

Fentanyl surpasses heroin in cause of U.S. drug overdose deaths

Fentanyl surpasses heroin in cause of U.S. drug overdose deaths

VCU researchers test vaccine against opioid abuse

VCU researchers test vaccine against opioid abuse

Heroin-assisted treatment can offer benefits, reduce harms

Heroin-assisted treatment can offer benefits, reduce harms

People with Alzheimer’s disease using strong opioids have increased risk of hip fracture

People with Alzheimer’s disease using strong opioids have increased risk of hip fracture