New Synthetic Opioid Complicates Public Health Response to Overdoses

January 26, 2023

(Axios) – A synthetic opioid up to 40 times more powerful than fentanyl is scrambling the public health response to the addiction crisis in a growing number of U.S. cities. The big picture: Nitazine comes in powder, pill and liquid form and requires time-consuming lab work to trace. Often laced into substances that users think is fentanyl or heroin, it’s potentially lethal or can cause a more severe onset of withdrawal symptoms. (Read More)