New Drug is 1000x More Powerful Than Morphine


A drug called Carfentanil, which was first developed as an elephant tranquilizer, caused the death of a Norwalk man in April, which is believed to be the first fatality involving the drug in Connecticut.

Dr. J. Craig Allen, an addiction medicine physician and medical director at the Rushford Center in Meriden, said the drug is 100 times more powerful than Fentanyl and 1,000 times more potent than morphine.

“Smaller amounts of this substance appear to be able to kill people even quicker,” Allen said.

The stuff is so powerful Allen says inexperienced users can overdose just from touching it. 

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