A new and extremely dangerous opioid is causing concern
among emergency physicians in our area.
Carfentanil car-fent-ah-nol is a synthetic opioid
approximately one-thousand times stronger than heroin.
and *ten-thousand* times more potent than morphine.
According to the Associated Press.
12 Chinese businesses have said they would export
the drug to the U-S.
This new drug is being mixed-in with other opiates.
such as heroin.
because it is often times a cheaper alternative.
This is what they use to sedate and use for pain control
for very large animals.
So this has been around for a very long time, we've
never used it in humans because it was too potent
and the margin of error is just too small.
Despite the dangers.
carfentanil car-fent-ah-nol is not a controlled substance
It is legally manufactured within the country and
The U-S is pressing China to blacklist the drug.
but Beijing has yet to act.