Near death from a novel synthetic opioid labeled U-47700: emergence of a new opioid class.

@article{Schneir2017NearDF,
  title={Near death from a novel synthetic opioid labeled U-47700: emergence of a new opioid class.},
  author={Aaron B. Schneir and Imir G. Metushi and Christian M Sloane and David J Benaron and Robert L. Fitzgerald},
  journal={Clinical toxicology},
  year={2017},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={51-54}
}
BACKGROUND In the last decade there has been a worldwide surge in the recreational abuse of novel psychoactive substances, particularly amphetamine derivatives and synthetic cannabinoids. Synthetic opioids such as AH-7921, MT-45, and U-47700, with structures distinct from those ever used therapeutically or described recreationally, have also recently emerged. CASE DETAILS We report a patient who suffered respiratory failure and depressed level of consciousness after recreationally using a… CONTINUE READING
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