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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Fentanyl Abuse

There have an increasing number of new reports about the abuse of fentanyl patches which should be very unnerving to the Palliative Medicine community, as it is typically a medicine we go to decrease the potential for abuse from other medicines like morphine and oxycodone. The Cheerful Oncologist and Retrospective do an excellent job reviewing this subject, even adding some information about a fentanyl analogue being used in the Russian-Chechen Theatre Hostage situation back in 2002.

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