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What is Fentanyl?

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What is Fentanyl?Fentanyl is a man-made opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin.

What is Fentanyl?

Debbie vo so what exactly is fentanyl??

According to the c-d-c... pharmaceutical 'fentanyl' is a reliever... approved for treating severe pain.

It is 50-to-100 times more potent than morphine.

Most recent cases of fentanyl-related overdoses and death in the u-s are linked to illegally made fentanyl.

It is sold through illegal drug markets for its 'heroin- like' effects.

It is often mixed with heroin and-or cocaine..

To increase its euphoric effects..

### wipe debbie debbie vo mixing fentanyl with other illegal drugs could be deadly as we saw in chico.

According to the oxford treatment center, 'fentanyl' laced with cocaine accounted for 37-percent of overdose deaths in 2016.

Experts say cocaine is a stimulant drug that speeds up the functions that fentanyl and opioid drugs slow down.

The two drugs may counteract each other, potentially leading to cardiac and respiratory complications .

Fentanyl laced with heroin is also dangerous and deadly.

However they have have similar methods of action on the brain and body as both are opioid drugs.

### debbie debbie vo some grim findings from the national safety council.

For the first time on record, the lifetime odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the u-s are now greater than those of dying in an automobile crash.

The 'n-s-c' found the lifetime odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose were 1 in 96.

For motor vehicle accidents, the odds were 1 in 103.

Lifetime odds of death for opioid overdose were greater than the risk of death from falls, pedestrian incidents, drowning and fire.

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