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Non-Medical Fentanyl Use: Drug Addiction Insights (2024 Review)

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid exponentially stronger than morphine, has transitioned from an unwanted contaminant in the illicit drug market to a sought-after substance among people who use drugs (PWUD). This shift underscores a critical change in drug use patterns, motivations, and the associated demographic and socioeconomic factors contributing to its rising preference. Highlights: Fentanyl’s Potency: …

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How Long Does Fentanyl Stay In Your System?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug that was originally synthesized in the early 1960s by Paul Janssen, founder of Janssen Pharmaceutica.  The drug initially gained mainstream popularity as a general anesthetic in the 1960s under the brand “Sublimaze”, a compound consisting of fentanyl and citric acid.  It wasn’t until the 1990s that fentanyl was approved …

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