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Information about the dangerous drug Fentanyl

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use as an analgesic (pain relief) and anesthetic. It is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin as an analgesic. 

Street Names

Apace, China Girl, China Town, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfellas, Great Bear, He-Man, Jackpot, King Ivory, Murder 8, Poison, and Tango & Cash. 


The following information is available in both English and Spanish!

Parent's Guide to Fentanyl:
This comprehensive guide equips parents with valuable information, including tips, warning signs, and helpful videos/articles. It empowers parents to protect their children from the dangers of fentanyl and make informed decisions regarding substance use.

Protecting Children From Online Drug Dealers:
This resource provides essential tools to safeguard children, including the "Emoji code" to identify online drug dealing, insights into the dark web, and other online safety measures.

Delaware County Health Department

The health department in Delaware County is a centralized unit of Pennsylvania's state government with overarching responsibility for protecting, assuring, and improving the health of the state's citizens.

The Delaware County Health Department's website is an invaluable source for addressing any inquiries or concerns related to health. 


Free Covid-19 Tests

Beginning September 25, 2023, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home through the federal government at