Sound Science: Episode 2 - Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a powerful, synthetic opiate that is 80-100 times more powerful than morphine. Across Canada and the world, rates of fentanyl overdose have skyrocketed in recent years and it has risen to the forefront of the larger opioid epidemic. What makes fentanyl so much worse than other opiates like OxyContin and why is it so addictive? Tune in as the PSI team discusses how fentanyl works, why it causes so many overdoses, and where it fits in the larger opiate epidemic.