A Poisoned Drug Supply: Fentanyl is Killing Thousands of Americans

2021-10-06T14:09:59+00:00October 6, 2021|Fentanyl|

There is almost no conversation that takes place currently regarding America’s opioid epidemic that doesn’t mention fentanyl. Years ago, during the rise of the opioid crisis, the typical discussion involving opioids would center around the major scourge of the opioid epidemic- OxyContin. It might include other prescription narcotics drugs such as oxycodone, Percocet, or Hydrocodone. It would no doubt turn to illicit street drugs like heroin or morphine. However, over the last few years, fentanyl has dominated any discussion of the ongoing opioid crisis in America.   Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but 50 to 100 times more potent.   Fentanyl is a prescription drug that typically is used to treat patients with severe [...]