"MMWR" Early Release Vol. 66, Early Release https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/?s_cid=mmwr_online_e October 27, 2017
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Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700 10 States, JulyDecember 2016 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6643e1.htm?s_cid=mm6643e1_e Julie K. ODonnell, PhD; John Halpin, MD; Christine L. Mattson, PhD; et al.
The figure above is a photograph showing the word fentanyl written in a notebook along with its chemical makeup. The notebook is flanked by chemicals. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6643e1.htm?s_cid=mm6643e1_e Illicitly manufactured fentanyl is 50100 times more potent than morphine.
A CDC report finds fentanyl was detected in at least half of opioid overdose deaths in seven of ten states; 57% of fentanyl-involved deaths also tested positive for other illicit drugs, such as heroin.
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