One Louisville defendant, Dr. Peter Steiner, a psychiatrist who ran a Suboxone clinic, faces the most serious charge: drug trafficking. In a federal indictment, investigators accuse the doctor of doling out opioids that weren’t needed — and even prescribing fentanyl, a man-made drug about 100 times more potent than heroin.

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2 Responses to “Just a spoonful of fentanyl helps the medicine go down!”

  1. Bill Radigan Says:

    I’m not a doctor but…

    They gave me fentanyl after open heart surgery. It didn’t make me high in any way but it did help me sleep which was a blessing. After it wore off, I didn’t want any more.

    Maybe this “100 times more powerful than heroin” is an exaggeration.


  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Bill: After open heart surgery is exactly when people get hugely powerful narcotics like fentanyl. And as with you, a one-shot deal.

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