Aug. 31, 2022 – “The men and women of the DEA are relentlessly working to stop the trafficking of rainbow fentanyl and defeat the Mexican drug cartels that are responsible for the vast majority of the fentanyl that is being trafficked in the United States.”

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine, officials said.

According to the CDC, 107,622 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, with 66 percent of those deaths related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Delaware to include fentanyl test strips in Narcan kits

Earlier this week, Delaware health officials said they will soon include fentanyl test strips in Narcan kits distributed to the public.

The Division of Public Health’s Office of Health Crisis Response says the effort is aimed at preventing accidental overdoses.


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