TITLE

Fentanyl Derivatives Source of Street Deaths

PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
USA Today Magazine;Feb2009, Vol. 137 Issue 2765, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia on the link of the scope and nature of an epidemic of drug overdoses to illegally produced nonpharmaceutical fentanyl-an epidemic. Fentanyl is claimed to be an effective synthetic opioid medication for the treatment of severe or chronic pain, when properly manufactured and administered. The CDC report pointed out that the nonpharmaceutical epidemic occurred against a backdrop of dramatic rises in deaths from drug overdoses.
ACCESSION #
36502525

 

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