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Recommended Methods for The Identification and Analysis of Fentanyl and Its Analogues in Biological Specimens

Manual for Use by National Drug Analysis Laboratories

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The present manual is one in a series of similar publications by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), dealing with the identification and analysis of various types of drugs under international control. In line with the overall objective of this series of UNODC publications, the present manual suggests approaches that may assist drug analysts in the selection of methods appropraiate to the sample under examination and provide data suitable for the purpose at hand, leaving room also for adaptation to the level of sophistication of different laboratories and the various legal need.

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Pharmacology and toxicology of fentanyl and its analogues

Fentanyl, a potent narcotic analgesic, was developed in 1960. It is used in the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain and other chronic pain, and in surgical anaesthesia. Fentanyl activates the same receptors as morphine, and is therefore classified as an opioid. Fentanyl belongs to a family of drugs based on a phenylethylpiperidine backbone, and possesses multiple sites for the addition or substitution of various chemical functional groups to produce subfamilies of compounds with similar or even higher analgesic or toxic effect.

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