All About Fentanyl, the Drug That Killed Prince and Tom Petty — and Is Sweeping the U.S.

posted Feb 6, 2018, 8:57 AM by Kevin Hatch   [ updated Feb 6, 2018, 8:57 AM ]
All About Fentanyl, the Drug That Killed Prince and Tom Petty — and Is Sweeping the U.S.
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Tom Petty‘s Oct. 2 death has been officially ruled as an accidental overdose due to taking several pain medications including Fentanyl, the same opiate that was the cause of Prince‘s death on April 21. While fentanyl may not be as immediately familiar to many people as more commonly cited drugs like Percocet or Oxycontin, addiction expert and founder of Origins Behavioral Healthcare, Ben Levenson, told PEOPLE the extremely powerful, synthetic opiate isn’t uncommon. Explaining what exactly the Read the full story