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The Daily Pennsylvanian: Penn Med physicians call for greater access to fentanyl test strips to combat growing opioid crisis

Fentanyl is an addictive opioid which is increasingly being pushed out into the market, largely because of its relatively cheap cost compared to other drugs such as heroin. Fentanyl poses risks of severe respiratory depression and death, particularly among those without opioid tolerance, according to a Penn Medicine press release published on Nov. 1. Penn Medicine physicians are also calling for more rapid, coordinated responses to combat the growing opioid crisis in Philadelphia. Read more at The Daily Pennsylvanian