Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders:
The increased prevalence of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in the illicit drug market means that first responders need to understand how to protect themselves from exposure in the field. Law enforcement, fire, rescue, and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel must balance safety with mobility and efficiency when responding to scenes where the presence of fentanyl is suspected.

Schedules of Controlled Substances:
DEA places Fentanyl related substances that are not currently listed in the controlled Substance Act are now scheduled as a schedule 1 controlled substance.

Fentanyl: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Emergency Responders:
NIOSH recommendations for protecting emergency responders to fentanyl exposure.

What EMS Providers Need to Know to Protect Themselves from Fentanyl Exposure:
The opioid crisis is better understood as a fentanyl crisis with real dangers to emergency responders, according to an expert-panel presentation convened in Las Vegas at EMS World Expo 2017.

CDC study of Deaths by Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700:
This is the first report using toxicologic and death scene evidence across multiple states to characterize opioid overdose deaths.

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