NDEWS Publications

New Hampshire HotSpot
The New Hampshire HotSpot study was conducted in 2016 in response to a sharp increase in illicit fentanyl-related overdose deaths.

NDEWS Special Report

NDEWS Sentinel Community Site Advance Report 2016


Fact Sheets/Alerts

DEA Intelligence Brief: Fentanyl Remains the Most Significant Synthetic Opioid Threat and Poses the Greatest Threat to the Opioid User Market in the United States (MAY 2018)

EMCDDA / Europol - New Psychoactive Substances:

NDEWS News / DEA: Fentanyl Accounted for the Majority of Opioid Identifications in DEA Drug Evidence Analyzed in the Third Quarter of 2017

DEA / NFLIS Brief:


ONDCP: Acrylfentanyl and Naloxone Effectiveness (July 2017)

DEA: NFLIS BRIEF: Fentanyl 2001-2015

Georgia Bureau of Investigation: Crime Lab Identifies Central Georgia Counterfeit Pills

NYC Health Department Warns New Yorkers about Cocaine Laced with Fentanyl

Wright State University: Research Update on Fentanyl Outbreaks in Dayton, Ohio (April 2017)

CDC Health Alert Network (2016): Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pills and Toxic Fentanyl-related Compounds Further Increases Risk of Fentanyl-related Overdose and Fatalities

CDC Advisory 2015: Increases in Fentanyl Drug Confiscations and Fentanyl-related Overdose Fatalities

CDC Alert 2013: Recommendations for Laboratory Testing for Acetyl Fentanyl and Patient Evaluation and Treatment for Overdose with Synthetic Opioid

Hamilton County, Ohio:

Other Resources

CBP: Fentanyl: The Real Deal - Training video (6:40) provides guidance to first responders to dispel myths about handling fentanyl when they encounter it in the field

National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST): Free Software Can Help Spot New Forms of Fentanyl and Other Illegal Drugs (3/7/2018)

Univ. of Washinton/ADAI: Fentanyl Death Investigation in Four Washington State Counties

PEW TRUSTS: Pew Trusts: As Fentanyl Spreads, States Step Up Responses

DEA: Fentanyl - A Briefing Guide for First Responders 

CDC/NIOSH: Fentanyl: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Emergency Responders

EMCDDA: Risk assessment report on a new psychoactive substance: acryloylfentanyl (February 2017)

Correspondence: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - 15 questions to ONDCP about fentanyl (2/23/17)
Response: Answers about illicit fentanyl from ONDCP Acting Director (3/29/17)

MMWR: Characteristics of Fentanyl Overdose — Massachusetts, 2014–2016

NIDA: Research on the Use and Misuse of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids

NIOSH: Fentanyl: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Emergency Responders

CDC: What is fentanyl?

Fentanyl Crisis is So Deadly in Canada That Even Funeral Directors Need the Antidote (December 2016)

Fentanyl Safety for First Responders

Overcoming Opioids: Fentanyl Video

The Huffington Post: Fentanyl

Maryland.gov - Fentanyl (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

DEA.gov Rules - Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of Furanyl Fentanyl Into Schedule I (11/29/16)


Archived Fentanyl Information

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01/17/2019 - 5:11 pm