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Fentanyl poisoning is the #1 killer for individuals ages 18-45.

The drug is 50 times more powerful than heroin.2 milligrams can kill an individual.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients, applied in a patch on the skin.  Because of its powerful opioid properties, Fentanyl is also diverted for abuse. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase the potency, or to be disguised as highly potent heroin.  Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don't know that they are purchasing fentanyl- which often results in overdose deaths. Clandestinely-produced fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico. 

Common Street Names

Apace, China Girl, Chine Town, China White, Dance Fever, Goodfellas, Great Bear, He-Man, Poison and Tango& Cash. 

Affects on the Body

Fentanyl affects the body with an intense short-term high, temporary feelings of euphoria, slowed respiration and reduced blood pressure, nausea, fainting, seizures, and sometimes death. 

Size of Fentanyl Next to a Penny

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