What is fentanyl and why is it behind the deadly surge in US drug overdoses? A medical toxicologist explains (theconversation.com)




The uniform response to the fentanyl crisis appear to be the same:


Widespread distribution of naloxone, including giving it to bystanders!

Fentanyl strips

Syringe distribution

Safe injection sites

Some even advocating distribution of pharmaceutical grade heroin (diacetylmorphine)


The missing prevention strategy is the widespread distribution of naltrexone to prevent (not reverse) the opioids from binding with the opiate receptors. Naltrexone should have the same name recognition and easy access as naloxone. Without a prevention strategy we are doomed to see more deaths.


Babu, Kavita. “What Is Fentanyl and Why Is It behind the Deadly Surge in US Drug Overdoses? A Medical Toxicologist Explains.” Www.Theconversation.Com, Copyright © 2010–2022, The Conversation US, Inc., 5 Oct. 2022, theconversation.com/what-is-fentanyl-and-why-is-it-behind-the-deadly-surge-in-us-drug-overdoses-a-medical-toxicologist-explains-182629.

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