Fentanyl test strips

What are fentanyl test strips?

Fentanyl test strips are a harm reduction tool designed to detect the presence of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, in drug samples. By using fentanyl test strips, people who use drugs (PWUD) can identify potentially lethal fentanyl-contaminated substances and make informed decisions to reduce their risk of overdose.

Historical context

As the opioid overdose crisis has worsened, with fentanyl increasingly implicated in overdose deaths, the use of fentanyl test strips as a harm reduction measure has become more widespread. Fentanyl test strips have been distributed through various public health and harm reduction initiatives to help prevent overdoses and save lives.

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