DEA Warning about Carfentanil

The law enforcement and first responder community have been repeatedly warned about being very careful when handling opioid based suspected substances.

Medics, Police, and Firefighters, please share this with your colleagues. If you find drugs on a patient, be extremely careful when handling them. A “new” drug is in town called “carfentanil” which is so potent that it landed two first responders in the hospital from inhaling dust while closing a ziplock bag a patient had. Expect people who OD to take 10x more Narcan to start breathing again. The picture by NHPR compares the lethal amounts of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil. Read more and find some on-scene safety tips at http://www.usfra.org/…/dea-warnings-about-carfentanil-fenta…

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