Rochester General Hospital Edition
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.
- Fentanyl Law Enforcement Submissions and Increases in Synthetic Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths – 27 States, 2013-2014. Gladden RM, Martinez P, Seth P.
- Trends in Deaths Involving Heroin and Synthetic Opioids Excluding Methadone, and Law Enforcement Drug Product Reports, by Census Region – United States, 2006-2015. O’Donnell JK, Gladden RM, Seth P.
- Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700 – 10 States, July-December 2016. O’Donnell JK, Halpin J, Mattson CL, Goldberger BA, Gladden RM.
- “Gray Death”-The Trojan Horse of the Opioid Epidemic: Historical, Clinical, and Safety Evidence for the Clinical Nurse Specialist. OʼMalley PA.
- Syndrome surveillance of fentanyl-laced heroin outbreaks: Utilization of EMS, Medical Examiner and Poison Center databases. Moore PQ, Weber J, Cina S, Aks S.
- Misuse of Novel Synthetic Opioids: A Deadly New Trend. Prekupec MP, Mansky PA, Baumann MH.
Bibliography by Rachel Becker, MLIS
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