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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Safety Bulletin on Officer Exposure to Fentanyl
The Bureau of Justice
Assistance's VALOR Program has a safety bulletin available about the dangers of
exposure to fentanyl and how law enforcement officers can protect themselves.
Fentanyl, a drug manufactured for severe pain management, is 50 times stronger
than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. It is relatively cheap to
produce illicitly and efficient to transport. It is often mixed with heroin, so
users are unaware they are inhaling or injecting an even more dangerous,
potentially deadly mix or combination of drugs. To access the bulletin, log on
to VALOR for Blue at https://www.valorforblue.org/Home/Login/?ReturnUrl=/Documents/Publications/Secure/VALOR_Bulletin_Fentanyl-June2017.pdf