Weekly Dose: while the media panic about ice, we should worry about carfentanil

While the media seem embroiled in a moral panic about methamphetamine or “ice”, those of us who actually work with overdose patients are nervously watching out for a far more dangerous drug: carfentanil. You may have heard of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid similar to morphine, the drug derived from the opium poppy. Fentanyl is 50 ...

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