• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Facts on fentanyl

December 16, 2016

a page in a book with the word Fentanyl spelled outFentanyl is a strong opiate pain medication, which is generally used to treat severe pain, especially for cancer patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, and illegal use of the drug is on the rise.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Mike Hooten about the benefits and dangers of fentanyl.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: This broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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