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# fentanyl - Thursday 13 September, 2018

The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers

The use of powerful painkillers has gradually risen in recent years.

# fentanyl - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Prince's family to sue doctor over 'failing to treat opioid addiction'

Prince Rogers Nelson died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl on 15 April 2016.

# fentanyl - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Man executed in Nebraska prison using untested lethal injection

Carey Dean Moore received a lethal concoction containing diazepam, fentanyl and potassium chloride.

# fentanyl - Thursday 19 April, 2018

# fentanyl - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Drug 100 times more potent than morphine being mixed with heroin and cocaine

Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project says the trend is causing “great uncertainty and people are frightened”.

# fentanyl - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Warning to drug users over opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine

Carfentanyl, which has caused deaths across the US and in the UK, has been detected in Northern Ireland.

# fentanyl - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Warning issued over dangerous new drug in Cork following death of 16-year-old U-4

Warning issued over dangerous new drug in Cork following death of 16-year-old

U-4 is a dangerous synthetic opioid discovered recently for the first time in Ireland.

# fentanyl - Monday 22 August, 2016

Counterfeit pills found at Prince's estate contained drug 50 times more powerful than heroin

Autopsy results released in June show Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

# fentanyl - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in US overdose battle

The drug is 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin problems.

# fentanyl - Friday 29 July, 2016

Hospitals told to be on the lookout for patients who have taken lethal 'designer drug'

Five deaths in Ireland have been linked to fentanyl-related substances.

# fentanyl - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Warning about 'designer drug' after spate of overdoses in Cork and Dublin

The HSE believes a more potent drug is being sold as heroin.

# fentanyl - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Chaka Khan checks into rehab in the wake of Prince's death

The 63-year-old singer is famous for her cover of Prince’s I Feel for You.