Fentanyl, fentanyl analogs and novel synthetic opioids: A comprehensive review

  title={Fentanyl, fentanyl analogs and novel synthetic opioids: A comprehensive review},
  author={P. Armenian and Kathy T Vo and Jill Barr-Walker and K. L. Lynch},
  • P. Armenian, Kathy T Vo, +1 author K. L. Lynch
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Deaths from opioid use are increasing in the US, with a growing proportion due to synthetic opioids. Until 2013, sporadic outbreaks of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs contaminating the heroin supply caused some deaths in heroin users. Since then, fentanyl has caused deaths in every state and fentanyl and its analogs have completely infiltrated the North American heroin supply. In 2014, the first illicit pills containing fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, and other novel synthetic opioids such as U-47700… CONTINUE READING
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