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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# fentanyl

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# opioids
The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers
The use of powerful painkillers has gradually risen in recent years.
# fentanyl
Prince's family to sue doctor over 'failing to treat opioid addiction'
Prince Rogers Nelson died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl on 15 April 2016.
# fentanyl
Man executed in Nebraska prison using untested lethal injection
Carey Dean Moore received a lethal concoction containing diazepam, fentanyl and potassium chloride.
# Investigation
Prosecutor won't file criminal charges in connection with Prince's death
A doctor will pay a fine.
# garda warning
Drug 100 times more potent than morphine being mixed with heroin and cocaine
Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project says the trend is causing “great uncertainty and people are frightened”.
# elephant sedative
Warning to drug users over opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine
Carfentanyl, which has caused deaths across the US and in the UK, has been detected in Northern Ireland.
# u-4
Warning issued over dangerous new drug in Cork following death of 16-year-old
U-4 is a dangerous synthetic opioid discovered recently for the first time in Ireland.
# mislabelled
Counterfeit pills found at Prince's estate contained drug 50 times more powerful than heroin
Autopsy results released in June show Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.
# powerful opioid
Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in US overdose battle
The drug is 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin problems.
# warning
Hospitals told to be on the lookout for patients who have taken lethal 'designer drug'
Five deaths in Ireland have been linked to fentanyl-related substances.
# fentanyl
Warning about 'designer drug' after spate of overdoses in Cork and Dublin
The HSE believes a more potent drug is being sold as heroin.
# funk
Chaka Khan checks into rehab in the wake of Prince's death
The 63-year-old singer is famous for her cover of Prince’s I Feel for You.