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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.
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

Concomitant use of sleeping pills and opioids found to prevalent among people with Alzheimer’s disease

Concomitant use of sleeping pills and opioids found to prevalent among people with Alzheimer’s disease

FDA warns against use of unapproved pain medications with implanted pumps

FDA warns against use of unapproved pain medications with implanted pumps

Study finds rapid increase in overdose deaths involving amphetamines and methamphetamines

Study finds rapid increase in overdose deaths involving amphetamines and methamphetamines

Cocaine overdoses on the rise with fentanyl combo flooding the market

Cocaine overdoses on the rise with fentanyl combo flooding the market

FDA targets 465 websites that sell potentially dangerous, unapproved drugs

FDA targets 465 websites that sell potentially dangerous, unapproved drugs

Researchers awarded grant to advance testing of experimental heroin vaccine

Researchers awarded grant to advance testing of experimental heroin vaccine

Black market for suboxone gives some a glimpse of recovery

Black market for suboxone gives some a glimpse of recovery

Workers overdose on the job, and employers struggle to respond

Workers overdose on the job, and employers struggle to respond

Scientists develop new protocol for measuring background levels of drugs in forensic labs

Scientists develop new protocol for measuring background levels of drugs in forensic labs

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Health on the hill

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Health on the hill