Ocean County’s prosecutor is warning about the possibility of tainted heroin being sold in the county with a distinctive logo on it.
According to those in the addiction-fighting business, fentanyl is about 50 times as powerful as heroin but without the euphoric rush.
Health officials in Philadelphia are warning about a deadly mix of heroin and the powerful narcotic fentanyl that has killed dozens of people in recent months.
One case is confirmed and several more are thought probable cases attributed to the synthetic opioid.
It’s clinical name is fentanyl. About 50-100 more potent than morphine, it’s prescribed for patients with cancer-related pain.
Authorities say the prescription painkiller fentanyl is being converted into a street drug and marketed to heroin users.
The vast majority of physicians find themselves caught between patients who need strong pain medications to deal with chronic problems and manipulative drug addicts just looking for a fix.
Camden’s police chief is issuing a warning to that there’s some potentially deadly heroin being sold by street drug dealers and buyers could put their lives in jeopardy if they use it.
Dr. Harris Newman waived his preliminary hearing and was held for trial on charges that include prescribing controlled substances in bad faith and delivery of a controlled substance.