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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

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