New Tool To Combat Overdose Deaths: Fentanyl Test Strips

February 6, 2018

[Lynn Arditi for RINPR] A new study co-led by Rhode Island epidemiologist Traci Green, found that a simple drug testing strip -- similar to a home pregnancy test --  accurately detected the potentially deadly opioid fentanyl in street drug samples.

The test strips, made by a Canadian company, recently began being used by public health officials in California and New York in an effort to curb the rising death toll from opioid overdoses. READ MORE