Fen­tanyl, a ‘su­per drug’

Metro USA (Boston) - - NEWS - Credit: DrugAbuse.com

Fen­tanyl was ap­proved by the FDA for in­jec­tions in 1968.

A .1 mil­ligram dose of fen­tanyl is as strong as 10mg of mor­phine. The DEA de­clared a surge in fen­tanyl-laced heroin deaths in March, 2015. Bay State of­fi­cials are start­ing to re­gard opi­ate ad­dic­tion as a health cri­sis in­stead of crim­i­nal be­hav­ior. The Medicines and Healthcare Prod­ucts Reg­u­la­tory Agency is­sued a warn­ing about the po­ten­tial lifethreat­en­ing ex­po­sure to the fen­tanyl patches used to re­lieve ex­treme pain and are in need of around-the­clock com­fort.

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