MMWR Vol. 66 / Early Release

By Newsroom America Feeds at 27 Oct 2017


"MMWR" Early Release Vol. 66, Early Release October 27, 2017


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Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700 10 States, JulyDecember 2016 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. 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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