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FEB 05, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman spotlights fentanyl scourge

Investigators are racing to find the source of a synthetic narcotic called fentanyl that is sometimes mixed with heroin and is believed by health authorities to be responsible for scores of U.S. overdose deaths in recent months. The authorities are investigating whether fentanyl, which is up to 50 times more potent than heroin, might have been combined with the heroin believed to have killed Philip Seymour Hoffman. A few grains of powder by itself is probably enough," said Dr. Melinda Campopiano, medical officer for the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. ... Read More

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