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Emerging Threats in the Opioid Crisis: The Rise of Nitazenes

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The opioid epidemic continues to evolve, presenting new challenges in public health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a staggering number of deaths related to fentanyl overdoses in a recent 12-month period. As the battle against fentanyl continues, a new class of synthetic opioids, known as nitazenes, is emerging as a potential threat, possibly eclipsing the current fentanyl crisis in severity. Nitazenes: A New Class of Synthetic Opioids Originally developed in the late 1950s by CIBA (now… Read More »Emerging Threats in the Opioid Crisis: The Rise of Nitazenes

The Lethal Effects of Fentanyl: Understanding the Risks

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Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is notorious for its potency and the severe health risks it poses, including lethal consequences. It’s essential to understand the dangers associated with Fentanyl use, as its effects are often underestimated. This post aims to highlight the lethal effects of Fentanyl to raise awareness and encourage caution. The Potency of Fentanyl Fentanyl is up to 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Even a tiny amount can lead to overdose… Read More »The Lethal Effects of Fentanyl: Understanding the Risks

Fentanyl Victim Families Co-Sponsor New Illinois Law

Through Dec. 8, 2023, 1,478 opioid deaths were recorded in Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.” SPRINGFIELD – At the start of the 2024-2025 school year, every state-required health course will provide mandatory fentanyl education to high school students, thanks to a new law supported by State Senator Laura Ellman that took effect Jan. 1. “In order to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic on all fronts, we need to educate our most vulnerable populations, which includes… Read More »Fentanyl Victim Families Co-Sponsor New Illinois Law


SOMEONE DIES FROM FENTANYL POISONING EVERY 9 MINUTES Hundreds of people die daily in the United States from illicit fentanyl poisoning. Fentanyl-related deaths occur approximately every nine minutes. Tracking of deaths and poisonings has been insufficient and we believe the available data falls short of the actuality of the current crisis. States like Colorado have experienced a 1008% increase in a six-year time span since 2015.We need to approach this fentanyl emergency different that drugs of the past. As the… Read More »SOMEONE DIES FROM FENTANYL POISONING EVERY 9 MINUTES

What Makes Fentanyl So Dangerous

What makes fentanyl so dangerous? Due to its potency, a relatively small amount of fentanyl can be deadly. Just two milligrams can cause overdose or death. It’s very powerful and can be addictive. Fentanyl cannot be smelled or tasted, making it nearly impossible to tell if drugs contain or have been laced with the opioid without special fentanyl test strips.

What Are Buprenorphine Products?

Buprenorphine products such as SUBOXONE and VIVITROL are in a class of medications referred to as partial opioid agonists. These medications are commonly prescribed for the treatment of opioid addiction, which can include addictions related to substances such as heroin and prescription painkillers, such as Vicodin and OxyContin. Partial opioid agonists such as buprenorphine can help deter withdrawal symptoms and cravings while reducing the risk of relapse and supporting the possibility of lifelong recovery. Buprenorphine-based medications can be prescribed by… Read More »What Are Buprenorphine Products?