Prince Toxicology Reports Reveals High Levels Of Fentanyl
New details about Prince’s death have been released. The late singer’s toxicology report states the concentration of fentanyl in his blood was 67.8 micrograms per liter, according to the Associated Press.
Fatalities from the drug — which is estimated to be 80 times as potent as morphine and hundreds of times more potent than heroin — have been documented in people with blood levels ranging from three to 58 micrograms per liter. Dr. Lewis Nelson, chairman of emergency medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, stated:
The amount in [Prince’s] blood is exceedingly high, even for somebody who is a chronic pain patient on fentanyl patches.
In addition, the toxicology report states the level of fentanyl in the Prince’s liver was 450 micrograms per kilogram and notes that liver concentrations greater than 69 micrograms per kilogram,
Seem to represent overdose or fatal toxicity cases.