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Title: The fentanyls: pharmacological and clinical aspects relevant to Australia.
Authors: Greene, Shaun L;Scamvougeras, Anton;Norman, Amanda;Bonomo, Yvonne;Castle, David J
Affiliation: Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
University of British Columbia, Canada
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Australia
The University of Melbourne, Australia
St Vincent's Hospital, Australia
Issue Date: 11-May-2020
EDate: 2020-05-11
Citation: Australasian Psychiatry 2020; online first: 11 May
Abstract: North American and other jurisdictions have seen an alarming rise in the abuse of the fentanyls, with related overdose deaths. We sought to review this group of drugs to alert Australian psychiatrists and drug and alcohol clinicians to their clinical effects and potential harms. The extreme potency of the fentanyls underlie their lethality. Vigilance and investment from both policy makers and health care providers are required to mitigate harm from a possible future Australian fentanyl epidemic.
DOI: 10.1177/1039856220917317
ORCID: 0000-0002-3075-1580
PubMed URL: 32392080
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: addiction
drug policy
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