fentanyl

Guest comment: Why is fentanyl driving the deadly wave of overdoses?

Guest comment: Why is fentanyl driving the deadly wave of overdoses?

Kavita Babu By Kavita Babu Kavita Babu is a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Buying drugs on the street is a game of Russian roulette. From Xanax to cocaine, counterfeit drugs or pills purchased from non-medical settings can contain life-threatening amounts of fentanyl. Doctors like me have seen …

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Nurse's fentanyl warning goes viral as schools announce plans to tackle growing crisis

Nurse’s fentanyl warning goes viral as schools announce plans to tackle growing crisis

In the video, the nurse, who identifies as a mother and nurse practitioner, shares information for parents about rainbow fentanyl, a brightly colored version of the deadly drug. “In the past 24 hours, my local hospital has lost 11 people to fentanyl poisoning. Let that strike you for a moment. Of the 11, six were …

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