(WTNH) – Making headlines in recent weeks is a drug called Fentanyl. A Hartford teenager died after overdosing on Fentanyl. It’s a drug that isn’t as well known as other opioids like heroin or prescriptions like Oxycontin and Vicodin.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, typically used to treat pain in advanced cancer patients. The CDC says it is 50 to 100 times strong than morphine.
News 8’s Dennis House sat down with a doctor and Fentanyl expert about the drugs.
Watch the video above for the full segment.