Fentanyl

Fentanyl, also spelled fentanil, is an opioid used as a pain medication and together with other medications for anesthesia. It is also used as a recreational drug, often mixed with heroin or cocaine. It has a rapid onset and its effects generally last under two hours. Medically, it is used by injection, nasal spray, skin patch, or absorbed through the cheek (transmucosal) as a lozenge or tablet.Common side effects include vomiting, constipation, sedation, confusion, hallucinations, nausea, and injuries related to poor coordination. Serious side effects may include decreased breathing (respiratory depression), serotonin syndrome, low blood pressure, addiction, or coma. Fentanyl …

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Individual Contributors to Policy Commons · 10 June 2024 English

decriminalize the possession of small amounts of some drugs — including methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl and heroin — for personal use. The approach, officials said, […] The post Backlash effects are real

some drugs — including methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl and heroin — for personal use. The approach, officials


Cato Institute · 3 June 2024 English

Enforcement: New Solutions to Tackle the Illicit Fentanyl Crisis,” hosted by the National Immigration Forum Enforcement: New Solutions to Tackle the Illicit Fentanyl Crisis,” hosted by the Natio… https://www.cato


Cato Institute · 30 May 2024 English

In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assumed the authority to regulate all nicotine- containing products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes. E-cigarette manufacturers were given until …

heroin to fentanyl, from fentanyl to fentanyl mixed with xylazine, and now from that to fentanyl mixed with


RAND Corporation · 29 May 2024 English

This Perspective presents and discusses the current situation in Europe concerning synthetic opioids, and draws on earlier and ongoing crises involving this group of substances to reflect on likely challenges …

dealers started mixing illegally manufactured fentanyl imported from China into the US and Canadian consuming them unintentionally (e.g. illegal fentanyl being mixed with their usual heroin or cocaine doses may produce greater effects. For example, fentanyl is about 50-100 times the potency of morphine4 of synthetic opioids are the piperidines (e.g. fentanyl), the methadone-like drugs, the benzomorphans (e.g. OxyContin) Hydromorphone (e.g. Dilaudid) Fentanyl Methadone Tramadol 6 Synthetic opioids currently


ORF: Observer Research Foundation · 28 May 2024 English

When the United States (US) secretary of state, Antony Blinken, travelled to China last month, his purpose was threefold: First, to assess the concrete steps taken in the bilateral relationship …

as joint efforts to combat synthetic drugs like fentanyl through the establishment of a joint Counternarcotics


OCC: Ontario Chamber of Commerce · 23 May 2024 English

Policy Primer: Beyond Emergency Declarations: Charting Ontario’s Course Through the Substance Use and Overdose Crisis Policy Primer Beyond Emergency Declarations: Charting Ontario’s Course Through the Substance Use and Overdose Crisis …

illegal drug supply with potent opioids such as fentanyl since 2016, causing a spike in overdose deaths


EPRS: European Parliamentary Research Service · 23 May 2024 English

Mexico, the world's most populous Spanish-speaking country, will hold its largest ever elections on 2 June 2024. Almost 98 million voters will pick a new president, all 500 members of …

fuelling the fentanyl crisis in the US by sending the chemicals used to make fentanyl (and make it especially


American Immigration Council · 21 May 2024

Those four familiar factors are: “(1) a substantial likelihood of success on the merits; (2) that irreparable injury will be suffered if the relief is not granted; (3) that the …

successfully smuggling mass quantities of deadly illicit fentanyl past federal agents, wreaking havoc on Florida’s


Heritage Foundation · 20 May 2024 English

the state of nature: a life that is “solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short.”26 In the case of fentanyl, death is “just a shot away.”27 Methamphetamine is different. [...] Conclusion As a legal scholar

response. Among those drugs are the synthetic opioids fentanyl and nitazene along with the synthetic stimulant use and drug-impaired driving. The presence of fentanyl in other illicit drugs, such as cocaine, and in Peter or Cerberus.11 Because no one knows how much fentanyl is in cocaine powder or counterfeit pills bought understand the dangerous nature of drugs like fentanyl and synthetic drugs that have popped up like weeds the case of fentanyl, death is “just a shot away.”27 Methamphetamine is different. If fentanyl is the express


Heritage Foundation · 17 May 2024 English

Psychonauts might keep up to speed on the potential highs from NPSs, but the market cannot prevent the spread of those drugs to people who do not surf the Web …

and so forth—they pose a variety of dangers.12 Fentanyl (an analgesic) is one of the best-known examples merit discussion as our greatest challenges today: fentanyl, synthetic psychedelics, nitazenes, synthetic nitazenes are more than 10 times as potent as fentanyl, or 1,000 times more powerful than morphine.37 cluded that nitazenes are sold less often than fentanyl, but that practice could change over time given problem that has recently grown.74 NPSs, such as fentanyl analogs (e.g., carfentanil, an ele- phant tranquilizer)


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