In recent years, fentanyl analogs have been increasingly found pressed into pill form to resemble name-brand prescription opioids, and in heroin and cocaine being sold in New York State. Compared to 30 milligrams of heroin, just three milligrams of fentanyl can be fatal.
There is currently a loophole in state law that has left 11 dangerous fentanyl analogs off New York's controlled substances schedule.
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