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Potent synthetic opioids are linked to rise in heroin overdoses and deaths in England

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 26 July 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p1730
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

A group of potent synthetic opioids called nitazenes have been linked to a rise in overdoses and deaths in people who use drugs, primarily heroin, in England over the past two months, drug regulators have warned.

A national patient safety alert said that …

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