“The effect of the prescription drug on which music star Prince overdosed is up to 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin.
“Fentanyl, an opioid, is prescribed for the treatment of chronic pain, often following major trauma, nerve damage or cancer.
“According to a single-page report from the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, Prince “self-administered fentanyl” on the day he was found dead at his Paisley Park mansion, aged 57.
“It has been reported that the singer had been scheduled to meet an addiction specialist the day following his death.
“In Australia the drug comes under the names Durogesic (transdermal patches), Actiq (lozenges/lollipops), Sublimaze (IV injection), as well as some generic names.”
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