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U-47700 Drug Abuse Elicits Warnings about Fatal Effects

April 29, 2016

Recent news stories have brought to light a dangerous opioid pain medication, known as U-47700, that is being “recycled” and used as a party drug. Numerous reports indicate serious harmful side effects, resulting in respiratory depression and hospitalization in the intensive care unit. Like many other opioids, U-47700 is being used on the street for its supposed euphoric effects. However, based on the incidents highlighting the potential for serious harm, particularly the risk of fatal overdoses, authorities in recently affected areas have issued warnings about the dangers of this substance. Origin of U-47700 The unusual alphanumeric name for the painkiller…

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