Per Megan Fisher, Director of Addictions Services at the Otis R. Bowen Center, “A new version of Fentanyl, called Acryl Fentanyl, has been identified in several states and is causing increased concern for opioid overdose potential. Declared the cause of multiple deaths in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, Acryl Fentanyl comes in a powder form that looks just like heroin or standard Fentanyl, but packs a more powerful punch. Acryl Fentanyl is much more resistant to Narcan, the overdose reversal drug, with multiple doses being required to have even a small effect on the user. The derivative is so new that it has not been added to the DEA’s controlled substances list and can easily be purchased online legally. Awareness and education about this modified Fentanyl is extremely important for the well-being of our communities.”
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