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Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription opioids as well as illicit opioids, like fentanyl and heroin. Opioids are prescribed to provide relief for extreme, acute pain, such as post-surgical pain. Fentanyl and heroin are chemically very similar to prescription opioids but are much stronger and more potent.

Common prescription opioids are:

Oxycodone  |  Hydrocodone  |  Oxycontin® | Vicodin®  |  Percocet®  |  Codeine  |  Morphine

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