The Age of Fentanyl

The Age of Fentanyl

Ending the Opioid Epidemic

Brodie Ramin


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  • Fentanyl overdose is the leading cause of death in North America
  • Fentanyl is 20 times stronger than heroin and up to 100 times more potent than morphine, yet the majority of street heroin is laced with contained fentanyl (for instance, 88% of street opioids tested in Vancouver showed fentanyl)
  • Concludes with ten concrete, controversial actions to end the epidemic, from a medical perspective
  • Author is an addiction physician in Ottawa, who frequently presents at conferences on addiction medicine, opioid use disorder, and HIV primary care


Brodie Ramin:

Brodie Ramin is a primary care and addiction physician. He is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Ramin lives in Ottawa.