|What Parents Should Know: Pink, A Synthetic Opioid, Is Stronger Than Heroin, But Legal In Most States
Opioid overdoses are on the rise. The CDC has reported that overdose deaths have almost quadrupled from 1999 to 2014. Deaths from synthetic opioids rose almost twice as fast during that same period.
A newer synthetic on the market is called Pink or U-47700 and is eight times stronger than heroin. Pink is in the same family as
ifentanyl, carfentanil and furanyl fentanyl and has been responsible for overdose deaths all over the country.