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Nevada Overdose Deaths Spiked at the Start of the Pandemic

Nevada saw a 50% rise in drug overdoses in the second quarter of 2021, mostly from fentanyl and other opioid misuse. This prompted officials to declare a “red alert,” to…

Is Fentanyl the New Execution Drug for Inmates on Death Row in Nevada?

Every year, fentanyl use causes the death of tens of thousands of Americans. This synthetic opiate is deadly in very small amounts. The loss of life triggered by the drug…

Should NV Bring in Fentanyl Test Kits for Heroin Users?

In the Bronx, one nonprofit needle exchange is taking the threat of overdose caused by fentanyl-laced heroin seriously. The drug that is 50-100 times more potent than morphine has been…

Withdrawal Timeline for Fentanyl

As the opioid crisis has gripped the country, the name of one particular opioid has been mentioned time and time again: fentanyl, a synthetic narcotic painkiller that is used in the treatment…

What Is Fentanyl Made From? Ingredients, Cutting Agents & Adulterants

Fentanyl is manufactured in pharmaceutical laboratories and in illegal labs. China is a major supplier of fentanyl to the United States, and though it has begun to regulate fentanyl and…

How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid painkiller that is used to treat severe pain or postsurgical pain. It is between 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.1 Fentanyl is used in…

How Addictive Is Fentanyl?

At the outset, it is critical to note that fentanyl is extremely addictive. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, fentanyl was first created in a lab in 1959. Classified as…

Why is Mixing Fentanyl with Heroin So Dangerous?

The present-day illegal drug landscape does not mirror previous times. The US is seeing a surge in fake drugs, including fake fentanyl. In 1959, fentanyl was created in a laboratory. The history of…

Recognize the Signs of Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl is a potent analgesic painkiller of the opioid variety. It works fast and in small amounts, being 50 times more potent than pure, pharmacy-grade heroin. It’s used as a…

How Easy Is It to Overdose on Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a highly potent synthetic opioid, estimated to be 30-50 times more powerful than heroin and 50-10 times more powerful than morphine.1 Since fentanyl is so powerful, it is…

Fentanyl Abuse and Treatment

Fentanyl is an opioid painkiller that is prescribed to patients who have such levels of pain that other painkillers are unable to completely suppress it, which is known as breakthrough pain….