Misuse of Novel Synthetic Opioids: A Deadly New Trend

Abstract

: Novel synthetic opioids (NSOs) include various analogs of fentanyl and newly emerging non-fentanyl compounds. Together with illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF), these drugs have caused a recent spike in overdose deaths, whereas deaths from prescription opioids have stabilized. NSOs are used as stand-alone products, as adulterants in heroin, or as… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000324

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