Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Novel Synthetic Opioids in Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals and Other Illicit Street Drugs (CCENDU Bulletin)

Summarizes information on novel synthetic opioids that can appear in counterfeit pharmaceuticals and illicit street drugs. This bulletin defines novel synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, and notes that the presence of these substances can dramatically increase the risk of overdose.

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