Vials of fentanyl in a row on a table
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Researchers at VCU Test Vaccine for Deadly Opioid Fentanyl
Virginia Commonwealth University C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Fentanyl is a deadly part of the opioid crisis. The synthetic drug can be up to 100-times more potent than morphine. Now researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond have not only tested a promising vaccine, but they’ve also developed a method to test other new treatments. "We need every option we can possibly get to treat this epidemic because it’s killing so many Americans,” says Wright Center director F. Gerard Moeller, M.D.

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