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Fentanyl Cause of Higher Rates of San Diego Overdose Deaths

Prescription drug abuse peaked in 2010. With pill mills dotting the country, illegal pharmacies more than willing to supply those who wanted them with prescription opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin,...

Are Fentanyl Test Strips the Way Out of Opioid Overdose in CA?

One of the biggest issues driving the spiking rates of opioid overdose death rates in California and across the country is fentanyl. Microscopic amounts of this drug can be overwhelming...

What Are the Differences between Oxycodone and Fentanyl?

Oxycodone and fentanyl are both classified as opioid medications. Other opioids include heroin, morphine, codeine, and more. Natural opioids are derived from the poppy plant, and the synthetic opioids were created to...

Mixing Fentanyl with Other Drugs: What Are the Risks?

As an extremely powerful synthetic opioid drug that is between 50 and 100 times more potent than morphine, per the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), fentanyl is a prescription...

Orange County & San Diego Hit Hard by Fentanyl Overdose Deaths in 2016

Orange County and San Diego County, both in California, are among the top 15 counties in the country that were hardest hit by fentanyl overdose deaths in 2016, according to...

Huge Fentanyl Shipment Stopped near CA Border

Before it could even make it over the border and into the US, Mexican authorities seized the largest cache of fentanyl on record at the end of last month. Almost...

Drug Overdose Deaths Caused by Fentanyl Skyrocket in San Diego

San Diego residents are struggling with opiate abuse and addiction, and it shows in the number of people lost to opiate overdose. Specifically, fentanyl is increasing the cause of drug...

How Long Do the Withdrawal Symptoms from Fentanyl Last?

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid painkiller with a high addiction potential. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Discontinuing fentanyl...

Fentanyl Abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have declared that the abuse of opioid painkillers is contributing to a national epidemic, resulting in increased deaths due to drug overdose. This is...

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