fentanyl

Inside the Ongoing Search for the the ‘Perfect’ Painkiller

What if the most effective way to mitigate the current opioid crisis — which claims the lives of 130 people in the U.S. every day…

Fentanyl Is So Powerful, Not Even the Doctor Who Invented Narcan Thinks It’s Enough to Save Us

I’m relatively certain that inhaling secondhand fentanyl smoke won’t kill me, but nonetheless I pull my car into a leafy rest stop after realizing it’s…

Fentanyl Is Exploding — And Heroin Addicts Are Becoming Reliant on a Nasal Spray to Reverse ODs

Back in August, singer Demi Lovato’s friends reportedly revived her with Narcan, the pricey brand-name nasal inhalant version of naloxone, a drug that reverses opioid…

What the Hell Is Fentanyl, Anyway — and Why Is It Killing Everyone?

Federal authorities seized 110 pounds of the synthetic opioid fentanyl at a Philadelphia port last week. The drug was found in a shipment arriving from…