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

  title={Near death from a novel synthetic opioid labeled U-47700: emergence of a new opioid class},
  author={A. Schneir and Imir G. Metushi and C. Sloane and David J Benaron and R. Fitzgerald},
  journal={Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={51 - 54}
  • A. Schneir, Imir G. Metushi, +2 authors R. Fitzgerald
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Abstract 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… CONTINUE READING
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