Newly Approved Opioid 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new opioid painkiller that is 10 times stronger than fentanyl, USA Today reports.
One of the outcomes of the current opioid epidemic is an increased rate of intravenous (IV) drug use — meaning directly injecting opioids or other substances into a vein. It’s a practice that layers risk on top of risk. Yet unfortunately, simply knowing the risks isn’t an effective deterrent, nor a bridge to addiction treatment.