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Fentanyl, also spelled fentanil, is an opioid which is u...

wikipedia - 28 Jun 2018
Fentanyl, also spelled fentanil, is an opioid which is used as a pain medication and together with other medications for anesthesia. Fentanyl is also made illegally and used as a recreational drug, often mixed with heroin or cocaine. It has a rapid onset and effects generally last less than an hour or two. Medically, fentanyl is used by injection, as a patch on the skin, as a nasal spray, or in the mouth.

CDC director reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

CBS News - 17 Jul 2018
NEW YORK — The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl ...

Seven charged in Twin Ports fentanyl ring

Superior Telegram - 17 Jul 2018
While police have reported a surge in the use of heroin and other prescription and street drugs over the past five years, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is said to be up to 50 times more potent than heroin. "We've done these roundups before but ...

Former paramedic arrested for stealing fentanyl

EMS1.com - 17 Jul 2018
FISHERS, Ind. – A former paramedic was arrested Monday after it was discovered he was stealing fentanyl from emergency vehicles and replacing it with saline solution. CBS 4 INDY reported that Jason Howard, 41, admitted to taking the drugs and making ...

Fentanyl Murder Trial in Willmar Rescheduled to November

KDUZ/KARP Radio - 17 Jul 2018
The jury had already been seated for the trial of 30-year-old Richard Houske (house key) who is charged with 3rd Degree Murder-Selling, Giving or Distributing a Schedule 1 or 2 Controlled Substance, which in this case was Fentanyl. However, his ...

NH reacts to feds' focus on fentanyl

NewHampshire.com - 17 Jul 2018
Hillsborough County dealers will be the target of the new effort — named Operation SOS — to levy federal charges against any person arrested for trafficking in fentanyl or other synthetic opioids, according to the top federal prosecutor in New Hampshire.

Fentanyl in cocaine a killer in Philadelphia

Albuquerque Journal - 17 Jul 2018
“I've heard of fentanyl – Michael Jackson and Prince died of it,” Thomas said. “But to see it right here in our neighborhood is so scary.” She and her friend Bonnie Prescott, 54, said they planned to get training in how to use naloxone and were happy ...

Fentanyl And The Death Penalty

NPR - 14 Jul 2018
What stands out about this postponed execution is that Nevada had hoped to become the first state to use the opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Robert Dunham is with the Death Penalty Information Center, which takes on the issue of how the death ...

Maine deputies arrest two suspected fentanyl dealers

WGME - 17 Jul 2018
CANAAN (WGME) -- Somerset County deputies say they've taken two fentanyl dealers off the streets of central Maine. Both busts happened in Canaan, which is near Skowhegan. Investigators say Nicholas Culver and Amanda Cowette are both charged in ...

Congress taking action to combat influx of fentanyl

Xenia Gazette - 17 Jul 2018
Fentanyl, a synthetic form of heroin, has become the number one killer in Ohio's opioid epidemic. Overdoses have overtaken car accidents and other forms of accidental death, and fentanyl is involved in about two-thirds of those overdose deaths. Greater ...

Autopsy Finds Ohio Police Chief Died of a Fentanyl Overdose

tennesseestar.com - 16 Jul 2018
The recent death of an Ohio police chief was the result of a fentanyl overdose, an autopsy report released Friday by a local coroner determined. Authorities in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, found Kirkersville Police Chief James Hughes Jr. dead in the bathroom of ...

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