Heroin, Rx Opioid Mixture Leads to 28 Deaths

the MPR take:

At least 28 individuals in Philadelphia have died from a lethal combination of heroin and fentanyl, with test results pending for 7 additional deaths. Fentanyl, an opioid found in prescription pain medications, is indicated for moderate-to-severe chronic pain that requires continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesia for an extended period of time and cannot be managed by lesser means (eg, NSAIDs, opioid combination products, or immediate-release opioids) in opioid-tolerant patients only. Health officials are working to spread information about the risks of this combination by alerting hospitals and health care providers.

Heroin Plus Narcotic Leads to 28 Deaths in PA
Heroin, Rx Opioid Mixture Leads to 28 Deaths

Health officials in Philadelphia are warning about a deadly mix of heroin and the powerful narcotic fentanyl that has killed dozens of people.