NEWS: Extreme Danger Posed by Carfentanil

pa-dohThrough its partners, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) has been made aware of the second known and confirmed death in the commonwealth from the use of carfentanil.

What is Carfentanil?
Carfentanil is an extremely potent fentanyl analog (synthetic opioid). Designed in 1974, carfentanil was previously used exclusively for veterinary use with large animals and is not approved for use in humans, as it has been shown to be 100 times more potent than fentanyl in animal studies. Carfentanil and other fentanyl analogues present a serious risk to public safety, first responder, medical, treatment and laboratory personnel. These substances can come in several forms, including powder, blotter paper, tablets, patch and spray. Some forms can be absorbed through the skin or accidentally inhaled.

Read more about the dangers of Carfentanil on the Department of Health website HERE >>>