Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid first created to anesthetize patients for surgery. It was also given to terminally ill cancer patients to ease the pain of their end- of-life suffering. Currently, Fentanyl is manufactured and distributed illegally, accounting for thousands of deaths in the United States and Canada.
Fentanyl is often mixed with heroin and cocaine as a "combination product" without the buyer's or seller's knowledge. Fentanyl's effects are powerful and fast-acting - often causing the person to stop breathing and die long before emergency help can arrive. Remember: Even one Fentanyl "high" could be your last!