WERNER VOICE: Synthetic Opioids


Rochester General Hospital Edition
June 2018

Synthetic Opioids

Non-naturally occurring substances with opiate or opiate-like properties are known as ‘synthetic’ opioids. A recent CDC report named Fentanyl and its analogs as a primary cause of the sharp rise in opiate-associated deaths. The articles below describe the scope of synthetic opioid use and misuse, as well as its societal effects.

Bibliography by Rachel Becker, MLIS

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