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Fentanyl Analogs and Derivatives in the Epidemic Fentanyl Analogs and Derivatives in the Epidemic

Medically Reviewed Article from Verywell Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, PhD.

According to Elizabeth Hartney, PhD., "Although the medical use of fentanyl has declined recently, illicit fentanyl and its analogs and ...

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0 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiciton jplist-topic-Crisis jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose 0 320085 320085 According to Elizabeth Hartney, PhD., "Although the medical use of fentanyl has declined recently, illicit fentanyl and its analogs and derivatives have become a significant part of the larger opioid crisis which has spread across the United States and Canada, as well as many other countries. The fentanyl crisis is claiming the lives of hundreds of people each month." This article discusses the spread of medical and illicitly made fentanyl throughout the illicit drug market, increasing the rate of drug-related deaths. 

Fentanyl Analogs and Derivatives in the Epidemic

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According to Elizabeth Hartney, PhD., "Although the medical use of fentanyl has declined recently, illicit fentanyl and its analogs and derivatives ...

Types of Heroin and Their Ingredients Types of Heroin and Their Ingredients

Article from VeryWell Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, BSc., MSc., MA, PhD

According to Elizabeth Hartney, "Each kind of heroin contains slightly different ingredients, and all are likely to have various other ...

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1 Article-Article jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Ingredients 0 373637 373637 According to Elizabeth Hartney, "Each kind of heroin contains slightly different ingredients, and all are likely to have various other substances added. These can add to the drug's potency, in some cases making it even more dangerous."This article describes the ingredients in heroin and how there are often dangerous substances mixed in with it.

Types of Heroin and Their Ingredients

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According to Elizabeth Hartney, "Each kind of heroin contains slightly different ingredients, and all are likely to have various other substances ...

What Is Fentanyl And Why Should You Care? What Is Fentanyl And Why Should You Care?

Article from Psychology Today by Adi Jaffe Ph.D.

According to Adi Jaffe, "Fentanyl is dangerous because the effects, also known as the “high,” lasts for a relatively short time ...

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2 Article-Article jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Synthetic-Opioid 0 373566 373566 According to Adi Jaffe, "Fentanyl is dangerous because the effects, also known as the “high,” lasts for a relatively short time compared to heroin. This means more frequent use is required to maintain the effects, making it more addictive more quickly for many."This article is about fentanyl, the effects it has, and its propensity for addiction and overdose.

What Is Fentanyl And Why Should You Care?

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According to Adi Jaffe, "Fentanyl is dangerous because the effects, also known as the “high,” lasts for a relatively short time compared to ...

Fentanyl Fentanyl

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According to Alcohol and Drug Foundation, "Fentanyl is part of a group of drugs known as opioids. Opioids interact with opioid receptors in ...

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3 Article-Article jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Withdrawal 0 373559 373559 According to Alcohol and Drug Foundation, "Fentanyl is part of a group of drugs known as opioids. Opioids interact with opioid receptors in the brain and elicit a range of responses within the body; from feelings of pain relief, to relaxation, pleasure and contentment."This article gives information about what fentanyl is, what it is used for, and some of the dangers associated with it.

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According to Alcohol and Drug Foundation, "Fentanyl is part of a group of drugs known as opioids. Opioids interact with opioid receptors in the brain ...

How Dangerous Is Fentanyl, Really? How Dangerous Is Fentanyl, Really?

Article from SELF by Amy Capetta

According to Amy Capetta, "Currently, three out of five drug overdose deaths in the U.S. involve an opioid and more than 40 percent of U.S. ...

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4 Article-Article jplist-topic-Danger jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose 0 373552 373552 According to Amy Capetta, "Currently, three out of five drug overdose deaths in the U.S. involve an opioid and more than 40 percent of U.S. opioid overdose deaths involve prescription opioids."This article explains the level of risk associated with the drug fentanyl.

How Dangerous Is Fentanyl, Really?

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According to Amy Capetta, "Currently, three out of five drug overdose deaths in the U.S. involve an opioid and more than 40 percent of U.S. opioid ...

'Crisis': Surge in cocaine mixed with fentanyl.. → 'Crisis': Surge in cocaine mixed with fentanyl.. →

Article from ABC News by Marc Nathanson

Marc Nathanson writes, "Officials say they're seeing more fentanyl in cocaine because drug traffickers are looking for ways to make cocaine ...

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5 Article-Article jplist-topic-cocaine jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Overdose 0 373545 373545 Marc Nathanson writes, "Officials say they're seeing more fentanyl in cocaine because drug traffickers are looking for ways to make cocaine more attractive, which they need to do because a surplus of coca plants in Colombia has resulted in an overabundance in the marketplace."This article discusses fentanyl being mixed with cocaine, the dangers associated with it, and the reasons behind the combination.

'Crisis': Surge in cocaine mixed with fentanyl has communities and law enforcement on edge

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Marc Nathanson writes, "Officials say they're seeing more fentanyl in cocaine because drug traffickers are looking for ways to make cocaine more ...

Fentanyl Is So Deadly That It's Changing How.. → Fentanyl Is So Deadly That It's Changing How.. →

Article from The Atlantic by Sarah Zhang

According to Sarah Zhang, "The unprecedented rise of fentanyl has forced police and crime labs to change how they work. Police departments ...

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6 Article-Article jplist-topic-Deadly jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-First-Responders jplist-topic-Overdose 0 373515 373515 According to Sarah Zhang, "The unprecedented rise of fentanyl has forced police and crime labs to change how they work. Police departments are using protective gear like Tyvek suits and respirators. Crime labs are looking for new ways to detect fentanyl without opening the bag. And both have stocked up on naloxone, the drug that reverses overdoses, for their employees."This article talks about the dangers of fentanyl and the steps first responders are taking to stay safe.

Fentanyl Is So Deadly That It's Changing How First Responders Do Their Jobs

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According to Sarah Zhang, "The unprecedented rise of fentanyl has forced police and crime labs to change how they work. Police departments are using ...

Fact Sheet: Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioids Fact Sheet: Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioids

Article from the Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance writes, "Fentanyl is perhaps the most well-known of the synthetic opioids, since it has been ...

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7 Article-Article jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Synthetic-Opiod 0 373505 373505 The Drug Policy Alliance writes, "Fentanyl is perhaps the most well-known of the synthetic opioids, since it has been extensively researched and is one of the only substances approved for prescription use."This article covers a range of facts about fentanyl and synthetic opioids.

Fact Sheet: Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioids

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The Drug Policy Alliance writes, "Fentanyl is perhaps the most well-known of the synthetic opioids, since it has been extensively researched and is ...

Synthetic Opioid Overdose Data Synthetic Opioid Overdose Data

Article from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention "In 2018, more than 31,000 deaths involving synthetic opioids (other than ...

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8 Article-Article jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Synthetic-Opioid 0 373495 373495 According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention "In 2018, more than 31,000 deaths involving synthetic opioids (other than methadone) occurred in the United States, which is more deaths than from any other type of opioid. Synthetic opioid-involved death rates increased by 10% from 2017 to 2018 and accounted for 67% of opioid-involved deaths in 2018."This article goes over reports and data involving overdose deaths caused by synthetic opioids in the United States.

Synthetic Opioid Overdose Data

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention "In 2018, more than 31,000 deaths involving synthetic opioids (other than methadone) ...

How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System? How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

Article from VeryWell Mind by Buddy T

Buddy T writes, "Fentanyl is a Schedule II controlled substance in the United States, meaning that it has accepted medical use and a high ...

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9 Article-Article jplist-topic-Detection jplist-topic-Drug-Test jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-System 0 373488 373488 Buddy T writes, "Fentanyl is a Schedule II controlled substance in the United States, meaning that it has accepted medical use and a high potential for addiction. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine."This article goes over the effects of fentanyl and the amount of time it can stay in the system and be detected by a drug test.

How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

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Buddy T writes, "Fentanyl is a Schedule II controlled substance in the United States, meaning that it has accepted medical use and a high potential ...

Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often.. → Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often.. →

Article from NPR by Laurel Wamsley

According to Laurel Wamsley "Fentanyl is now the drug most frequently involved in overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a National ...

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10 Article-Article jplist-topic-Deadly jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Overdose 0 373459 373459 According to Laurel Wamsley "Fentanyl is now the drug most frequently involved in overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a National Vital Statistics System report published Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."This article goes over the findings of a report that indicates a rise in fentanyl-involved overdose deaths.

Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses

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According to Laurel Wamsley "Fentanyl is now the drug most frequently involved in overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a National Vital ...

FENTANYL, TEENS, AND THE DEADLY CONSEQUENCES FENTANYL, TEENS, AND THE DEADLY CONSEQUENCES

Article from Project Know by Brittany Tackett, MA

Brittany Tacket writes, "Clearly, the lives of America’s teenagers are increasingly endangered when they unknowingly purchase counterfeit ...

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11 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Dangers jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Teens 0 373452 373452 Brittany Tacket writes, "Clearly, the lives of America’s teenagers are increasingly endangered when they unknowingly purchase counterfeit medications on the streets that contain fentanyl, since it can be fatal in frighteningly small doses. Understanding what fentanyl is and how it lands in teenagers’ hands, then, is of utmost importance in protecting them from its dangers."This article reviews the drug Fentanyl and the associated dangers of it among teens.

FENTANYL, TEENS, AND THE DEADLY CONSEQUENCES

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Brittany Tacket writes, "Clearly, the lives of America’s teenagers are increasingly endangered when they unknowingly purchase counterfeit ...

Why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin, in a single.. → Why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin, in a single.. →

Article by Julie Boyd appear in STAT

On the left, a lethal dose of heroin, on the right, a lethal dose of fentanyl The opioid crisis just keeps getting worse, in part because ...

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12 Article-Article jplist-topic-Fentanyl 0 297265 297265 On the left, a lethal dose of heroin, on the right, a lethal dose of fentanyl The opioid crisis just keeps getting worse, in part because new types of drugs keep finding their way onto the streets. Fentanyl, heroin’s synthetic cousin, is among the worst offenders. It’s deadly because it’s so much stronger than heroin, as shown by the photograph above, which was taken at the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory. On the left is a lethal dose of heroin, equivalent to about 30 milligrams; on the right is a 3-milligram dose of fentanyl, enough to kill an average-sized adult male.

Why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin, in a single photo

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On the left, a lethal dose of heroin, on the right, a lethal dose of fentanyl The opioid crisis just keeps getting worse, in part because new types ...

Introduction to Fentanyl Introduction to Fentanyl

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Introduction to Fentanyl

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How Fentanyl Affects the Brain How Fentanyl Affects the Brain

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How Fentanyl Affects the Brain

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Fentanyl , Other Opioid Drugs behind 54% Increase in Overdose Deaths in 6 Years: CDC

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What You Need to Know about Fentanyl What You Need to Know about Fentanyl

Article from CNN by Nadia Kounang

"Used by doctors, fentanyl is the most powerful opioid in medicine. However, according to the DEA, much of what is being found on the ...

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16 Article-Article jplist-topic-Abuse jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Lethal jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose 0 297273 297273 "Used by doctors, fentanyl is the most powerful opioid in medicine. However, according to the DEA, much of what is being found on the streets is not diverted from hospitals but rather sourced from China and Mexico. Frequently, people buy it on the street with no idea that it is fentanyl." This article lists five important things you need to know about fentanyl.

What You Need to Know about Fentanyl

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"Used by doctors, fentanyl is the most powerful opioid in medicine. However, according to the DEA, much of what is being found on the streets is not ...

Fentanyl Pain Patch Abuse Can Be Deadly Fentanyl Pain Patch Abuse Can Be Deadly

Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

"The fentanyl patch is prescribed to give a slow release of a powerful opioid painkiller for people who are in pain. But it has the ...

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17 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Pain-Patch 0 297272 297272 "The fentanyl patch is prescribed to give a slow release of a powerful opioid painkiller for people who are in pain. But it has the potential to be abused, turning it into a way of delivering a quick and dangerous high. Fentanyl is an opioid that is 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl patch abuse can result in an overdose that can be fatal", according to Buddy T.  Patients who are prescribed the patch must be educated to prevent misuse.  This article aims to provide better education about the fentanyl patch in order to prevent abuse. 

Fentanyl Pain Patch Abuse Can Be Deadly

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"The fentanyl patch is prescribed to give a slow release of a powerful opioid painkiller for people who are in pain. But it has the potential to be ...

The Fentanyl Crisis The Fentanyl Crisis

Article from Very Well Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, PhD.

According to Dr. Elizabeth Hartney, "Although the medical use of fentanyl has declined recently, illicit fentanyl and its analogs and ...

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18 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Crisis jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Drug jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose 0 297271 297271 According to Dr. Elizabeth Hartney, "Although the medical use of fentanyl has declined recently, illicit fentanyl and its analogs and derivatives have become a significant part of the larger opioid crisis which has spread across the United States and Canada, as well as many other countries." In her article, Dr. Hartney explores fentanyl abuse and the overall modern opioid crisis. 

The Fentanyl Crisis

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According to Dr. Elizabeth Hartney, "Although the medical use of fentanyl has declined recently, illicit fentanyl and its analogs and derivatives ...

Here's What Happens During a Fentanyl Overdose Here's What Happens During a Fentanyl Overdose

Article from Live Science by Sara G. Miller

This article summarizes a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that in an effort to better understand the ...

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19 Article-Article jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Science 0 297270 297270 This article summarizes a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that in an effort to better understand the effects of fentanyl, interviewed more than 60 people from Massachusetts, who were recruited from harm reduction programs. 

Here's What Happens During a Fentanyl Overdose

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This article summarizes a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that in an effort to better understand the effects of ...

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Article from Harvard Health Publishing by Sarah Wakeman, MD, FASAM

"As we watch the devastation of the opioid crisis escalate in a rising tide of deaths, a lesser known substance is frequently mentioned: ...

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20 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Dangers jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Harvard jplist-topic-Health jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose 0 297269 297269 "As we watch the devastation of the opioid crisis escalate in a rising tide of deaths, a lesser known substance is frequently mentioned: fentanyl. Fentanyl’s relative obscurity was shattered with the well-publicized overdose death of pop star Prince." says Dr. Sarah Wakeman. Previously only used as a pharmaceutical painkiller, fentanyl is now being known as the drug responsible for a growing amount of overdose related deaths.  Dr. Wakeman explains in her article why fentanyl is so dangerous, and what can be done to help people who have abused this drug.

Fentanyl: The Dangers of This Potent "Man-Made Opioid"

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"As we watch the devastation of the opioid crisis escalate in a rising tide of deaths, a lesser known substance is frequently mentioned: fentanyl. ...

Fentanyl Fentanyl

Fact Sheet from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration

According to the DEA, "Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed ...

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21 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-DEA jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-opioid 0 297268 297268 According to the DEA, "Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients, applied in a patch on the skin." Read the full article to learn more about fentanyl.

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According to the DEA, "Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain ...

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Article from NPR heard on All Things Considered

This NPR story follows a woman known as 'Teacup' and records her story of struggling with heroin addiction in a city plagued by the opioid ...

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22 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-recovery jplist-topic-Story 0 297267 297267 This NPR story follows a woman known as 'Teacup' and records her story of struggling with heroin addiction in a city plagued by the opioid crisis, and what made her decided to get treatment for her addiction. 

'That Fentanyl-That's Death': A Story of Recovery in Baltimore

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This NPR story follows a woman known as 'Teacup' and records her story of struggling with heroin addiction in a city plagued by the opioid crisis, ...

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According to ReachMD, "the leading cause of drug overdoses in America is no longer cocaine, meth, or even heroin or common opioid ...

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23 Article-Article jplist-topic-addiction jplist-topic-Death jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Epidemic jplist-topic-Fentanyl jplist-topic-opioid jplist-topic-Overdose 0 297266 297266 According to ReachMD, "the leading cause of drug overdoses in America is no longer cocaine, meth, or even heroin or common opioid painkillers like Percocet and OxyContin. It’s synthetic opioids like fentanyl and its analogs." Fentanyl has made America's opioid epidemic the deadliest drug overdose crisis in history.  In this article, ReachMD answers the questions: So what exactly is fentanyl? And why is this drug, which has been around as medicine for decades, popping up as a big cause of death now?

How Fentanyl Became America's Leading Cause of Overdose Deaths

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According to ReachMD, "the leading cause of drug overdoses in America is no longer cocaine, meth, or even heroin or common opioid painkillers like ...

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