MILWAUKEE -- The City of Milwaukee Health Department on Wednesday, July 22 warned of a new synthetic opioid as powerful as fentanyl.
According to the health department, isotonitazene commonly referred to as "iso.", commonly referred to as "iso," is a synthetic version of etonitazene, an opioid first reported in 1957, which is nationally and internationally controlled, as it is highly addictive and very dangerous. However, iso is not yet on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's controlled substances list, meaning it is not illegal.
The City of Milwaukee Health Department released the following information in a press release:
If you or somebody you know is suffering from substance misuse, please contact our Milwaukee Overdose Response Initiative at 414-286-5230 or contact 2-1-1 for community resources.