Prince died of an overdose of the opioid fentanyl, according to the toxicology report of the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minn., news outlets are reporting this afternoon [June 2].
Several faculty members in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are experts on opioid painkillers and may be interviewed to comment generally about opioids and their risk. They are not able to comment specifically on the details of Prince’s case.
—Charles France, Ph.D., pharmacology
—Donald McGeary, Ph.D., psychiatry
—Van Lewis King Jr., M.D., psychiatry
—Barbara Turner, M.D., M.S.Ed., medicine (traveling and available only by email; not available on June 2)
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