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fentanyl
28
Aug

After Fentanyl Taints Heroin, Now Tainted Cocaine

When drugs mutate in their purity and potency, they become a danger to an entire community. The last few years saw this trend rise with devastating results. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, was being found in benzodiazepines and other opioids purchased on the street. Causing a tragic spike in overdose, this mutation of other drugs became...
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28
Feb

Opioid Overdose Deaths Exceed 50,000

After the Super Bowl, which featured public service announcements (PSA) about the dangers of opioid narcotics, many Americans were likely alarmed about the information relayed. Some may not have believed figures like, teenagers are more likely to lose their life from a drug overdose than a bullet or texting while driving. The hope was to...
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07
Dec

DEA Bans Furanyl Fentanyl

The stakes are incredibly high for people using heroin today, much more so than for people who used heroin over a decade ago. There was a time when heroin addicts would wonder if a bag was either weak or strong; however, today’s heroin addicts find themselves wondering if their heroin is weak, strong or fatal...
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04
Nov

Carfentanil: 100 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl

We have been writing a lot about the dangers of synthetic opioid analgesics in recent years—and for good reason. The presence of fentanyl in heroin, an opioid painkiller that is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times stronger than diacetylmorphine (medical-grade heroin), has led to scores of overdose deaths across the country. While...
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21
Oct

Making Fentanyl Chemicals Controlled Substances

In the United States, we have a number of government agencies in place to make sure that certain chemicals cannot be procured to make dangerous drugs. Even when things slip through the cracks, a number of changes will be made in order to ensure that does not happen again. Yet, the U.S. can only really...
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07
Jun

Heroin Crisis in America

The problem we face in the United States with heroin is a byproduct of over a decade of prescription opioid abuse. If you have been tuned in with major media, it would be hard to miss the ever growing reports of heroin abuse happening in major cities and the rural heartland of America. Most of...
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12
Jun

Naloxone Proves Crucial Against Opioid Overdoses Once Again

Across America, from small towns to major cities, there is hardly a place that hasn’t felt the sting of the opioid epidemic ravaging families in every demographic. Sadly, efforts to combat prescription drug abuse have led addicts to turn to heroin – a drug that is less expensive and more powerful. Heroin can be found...
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23
Apr

Safe Disposal of Fentanyl Patches

Fda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)There are a number of extremely powerful prescription opiate narcotics on the market today. If such drugs find their way into the hands of small children they can be deadly. Today, the most powerful painkiller on the market that can be found in the household is Fentanyl Duragesic Patches; when applied to...
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