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The current opioid drug epidemic in the U.S. is all over the news. What often starts off as a legitimate medical need, prescription medication for pain, leads to physical dependency, then to addiction, and then in some circumstances, to overdose and death. One of the most dangerous prescribed opioids today is fentanyl. It’s a powerful painkiller, even in low doses,...

Fentanyl is a prescription opioid painkiller that is used to relieve extreme pain, often the pain that is associated with cancer. It is a very potent painkiller. In fact, it is estimated to be 30-50 times stronger than heroin and as much as 100 times more potent than morphine. When sold on the street, fentanyl is often mixed with heroin...

There have been numerous stories about fentanyl in the media lately. The drug, typically prescribed, but also found on the streets, plays a huge part in the current opioid epidemic that plagues the country. It’s important to remember that fentanyl can be risky for anyone who uses it, even those people who take it as pain relief for legitimate injuries...

Fentanyl is a prescription opioid drug that is used to treat acute and chronic pain. It’s a very effective painkiller that is often used for patients immediately following surgery and for those who are suffering from chronic pain from debilitating illnesses like cancer. However, as with other opioids, fentanyl has a high risk of abuse and is very addictive. Not...

Every year, the opioid epidemic gets worse. There are more and more people dying from an overdose, and the numbers continue to rise. Opioid overdoses used to be almost completely attributable to heroin users, but these days, deaths due to prescription opioid painkillers are on the rise. One such medication is fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful medication used for treating...