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Chicagoland Alert: Medical Examiner Reports Deaths from Powerful Opioids

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed two recent deaths due to powerful opioids never before seen in Cook County.

The office has confirmed that a 46-year-old Chicago man died Sept. 10 from a lethal combination of fentanyl analogs, which are not pharmaceutical-grade drugs like those administered by medical professionals for severe pain.  Toxicology testing found the man had the fentanyl analog carfentanil in his system. Carfentanil is a fentanyl analog that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine, which is the active component of heroin. Carfentanil is used in veterinary . . .

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