Ayako Chan-Hosokawa1, Jolene J Bierly1


1. 1. NMS Labs, 200 Welsh Rd, Horsham, PA, USA.


This article discusses a significant shift in the prevalence of opioids involved in cases of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) investigations. Prior to 2017, heroin and other prescription opioids were the primary opioids implicated in such cases, with fentanyl rarely being considered. However, the study reveals that fentanyl has now become the most frequently identified opioid in DUID cases. In fact, many cases initially suspected to involve heroin have turned out to be solely related to fentanyl

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