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What is fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. In medicine it is used to treat severe pain and manage postsurgical pain. But it is relatively cheap to produce, increasing its presence in illicit street drugs.

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About counterfeit pills

In the first nine months of 2021, the Drug Enforcement Agency seized 9.5 million counterfeit pills, with two out of every five pills containing a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl.

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Fentanyl has changed the game. Kids are unknowingly being poisoned. They are not overdosing. These are no longer ‘normal’ times. We can teach our kids morals, values, kindness, integrity and more, but none of those things fight fentanyl. Love didn’t fight fentanyl. Valentine’s Day is forever changed, but we also believe Logan was that special to give his life up on the day of love to save others.

Logan’s Love Story

excerpt from Logan's Love Story, Parent Blog by Erin Rachwal


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Experts Answer

5 Things to Know About Fentanyl

What is fentanyl? Why is it so dangerous? Pat Aussem, Associate VP of Consumer Clinical Content Development, tells you 5 must-know facts about fentanyl.

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Kids don't get their news from page six of the morning paper. So if we're going to warn kids, which we really think we need to do, we need to go where the kids are. We've got to figure out how to get to them directly. If they can spread the word and word starts to get out that these pills are fake, we think we can chip away at this category of victim and change the minds and change the behaviors.

Ed Ternan

Co-founder of Song for Charlie


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