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WHAT IS FENTANYL?
Fentanyl has been in the news lately because it's an ingredient in deadly street drugs that can be deadly on contact. The GBI has warned law enforcement agencies to take caution when responding to overdoses because the drug cocktail can be so potent.
GRAY DEATH | Drug called 'Gray Death' can kill with just one dose
Fentanyl is pain killer that’s about 100 times more potent than morphine, Hoyt said. It’s often used as a pain reliever during surgery or for terminally ill patients.
In its powder form one milligram -- a grain about the size of a single piece of sea salt -- is enough to cause an overdose.
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