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DEA Issues New Guideline for First Responders Dealing With Dangerous Fentynal Drug

The DEA recently moved to declare the designer drug Acryl fentanyl a controlled substance and make it illegal to buy online

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    New research shows some people can become addicted to prescription painkillers in as little as three days. The study says doctors can limit the supply of opioids they prescribe to three days or less.

    (Published Thursday, June 1, 2017)

    The Drug Enforcement Agency released a new set of guidelines Tuesday to help first responders know how to handle the deadly drug fentanyl in the battle against the national opioid epidemic, NBC News reported.

    "Assume the worst," DEA acting chief Chuck Rosenberg says in a video accompanying the guideline. "Don't touch this stuff or the wrappings that it comes in without the proper personal protective equipment."

    Rosenberg said the guideline, produced with help from police officers in Ohio, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and Georgia, should be required reading for first responders

    The DEA recently moved to declare the designer drug Acryl fentanyl a controlled substance and make it illegal to buy online.

    1-Year-Old Overdoses on Opioid

    [NATL] 1-Year-Old Overdoses on Opioid

    Police in Akron, Ohio, are investigating the opioid overdose of a 1-year-old. A 9-year-old called 911 to report the emergency, police said, and the toddler was not breathing when officers arrived.

    (Published Friday, June 2, 2017)