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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.
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?

The other opioid crisis: Hospital shortages lead to patient pain, medical errors

The other opioid crisis: Hospital shortages lead to patient pain, medical errors

New Canadian guideline lays out optimal strategies for treatment of opioid addiction

New Canadian guideline lays out optimal strategies for treatment of opioid addiction

Real-time information about stamp bags could serve as early warning of new illegal drugs

Real-time information about stamp bags could serve as early warning of new illegal drugs

Fentanyl may put users at risk of amnesia, WVU report reveals

Fentanyl may put users at risk of amnesia, WVU report reveals

Analysis reveals drop in long-term opioid use among military veterans

Analysis reveals drop in long-term opioid use among military veterans

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course

Managing tobacco smoking leads to reductions in opioid use, study shows

Managing tobacco smoking leads to reductions in opioid use, study shows

Drug overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some Western states

Drug overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some Western states

Guidelines to control opioid prescribing for post-surgery pain

Guidelines to control opioid prescribing for post-surgery pain

Study highlights need to focus on all opioid prescribers to curb epidemic

Study highlights need to focus on all opioid prescribers to curb epidemic

Researchers find link between negative emotions and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease

Researchers find link between negative emotions and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease

New pain relievers reduce opiate overdose risk

New pain relievers reduce opiate overdose risk

Epidural pain relief with fentanyl during childbirth does not affect early breastfeeding success

Epidural pain relief with fentanyl during childbirth does not affect early breastfeeding success

Researchers develop new drug screening method for rapid, accurate identification of fentanyl

Researchers develop new drug screening method for rapid, accurate identification of fentanyl

Experts issue new report with recommendations aimed at stemming opioid epidemic

Experts issue new report with recommendations aimed at stemming opioid epidemic

Researchers use machine learning to identify illegal selling of opioids on Twitter

Researchers use machine learning to identify illegal selling of opioids on Twitter