Question of the Day – Wednesday August 7, 2019

Question – What are the chemicals known as fentanyl analogs?


Answer – The cites article states “Fentanyl analogs are a heterogeneous class of opioids that include acetylfentanyl, alpha-methyl fentanyl, butyrfentanyl, carfentanil, sufentanil, ß-hydroxyfentanyl, and furanylfentanyl.” (Hendrickson RG et al. Highly potent fentanyl analogs: apnea from exposure to small quantities of beta-hydroxyfentanyl and furanylfentanyl. 2019 Clin Tox 57(9):813-815)