Ohio Attorney General issues warning for emerging synthetic opioid

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is warning Ohioans of nitazenes, a dangerous synthetic opioids that can be up to 40 times more potent than fentanyl.

A bulletin recently issued by the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation says that nitazene compounds, from a drug class known as benzimidazole-opioids, were originally synthesized in the 1950s to research their analgesic effects.

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