Topic: fentanyl

Researchers found that young adults are likely to test their drugs for fentanyl contamination when they are given easy-to-use test strips.

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Fentanyl test strips can change young adult drug use

March 1, 2019 0 comments

University researchers found that when young adults are provided fentanyl test strips, the majority use those strips to test the purity of their drug paraphernalia and a number change their drug use habits based on those tests, according to a recent study published January in Harm Reduction Journal.

Simple testing strips detect fentanyl drug in opioids

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Simple testing strips detect fentanyl drug in opioids

February 21, 2018 0 comments

The unknown presence of fentanyl — an opioid fifty times stronger than heroin — in many drugs has contributed to the increasingly fatal opioid crisis that has swept across the United States in recent years.