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.
A variety of drugs and drug combinations carry the risk of fatal overdose. Emergency protocol for any suspected overdose includes calling 911. However, in the case of opioids, which includes heroin and prescription pain medications like Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet, naloxone (also known by the brand name Narcan) can reverse an overdose, potentially saving a loved one’s life.