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Thursday, June 30, 2016
DEA Releases Training Video on Fentanyl Exposure
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has released a short roll call training
video for law enforcement about associated risks when encountering the drug
fentanyl. Fentanyl, a synthetic opiate painkiller, is being mixed with heroin
to increase its potency. Fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin or through
accidental inhalation of airborne powder. Inhalation or absorption through the
skin of fentanyl are potentially lethal. The DEA is concerned about officers
coming in contact with fentanyl on the streets during the course of their law
enforcement duties, and issued an alert about the drug last year. Access the
video at http://go.usa.gov/chBgh.