CORRECTION / Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a meeting with the Filipino community in Singapore on December 16, 2016. Duterte is on a two-day state visit. / AFP / ROSLAN RAHMAN
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Duterte on Monday revealed that he used to take fentanyl, often prescribed for cancer pain and other chronic ailments, because of a spinal injury from previous motorcycle accidents.Zarate added that a medical bulletin would clarify the state of Duterte's health, as fentanyl became controversial after pop legend Prince died of an accidental overdose of the drug in April.Fentanyl, highly potent and addictive, is estimated to be up to 100 times stronger than morphine. An outspoken Duterte critic, Senator Leila de Lima, supported Zarate's call. At 71, Duterte is the oldest president of the Philippines.However Duterte on Saturday denied any addiction.
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