The extreme potency of fentanyl and similar drugs coming into the U.S. have thwarted efforts to reduce the number of lives lost to drug overdoses. That makes it an important drug to know more about.
Fentanyl is reported in the headlines as a killer, but it is not assaulting all U.S. States equally. Which states are suffering the greatest losses?
The United States is in the midst of an overdose epidemic. Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die from drug overdoses. This has gone on since the early-2000s.
President Xi…has agreed to designate Fentanyl as a Controlled Substance, meaning that people selling Fentanyl to the United States will be subject to China’s maximum penalty under the law.
If you have been watching headlines that relate to drug overdoses, you’ve heard of fentanyl, a powerful opioid manufactured in China but often imported into the U.S. The cheap price and high potency of this drug make it a drug dealer’s dream but a family’s nightmare.
Being addicted to an opioid is bad enough. There’s the risk of overdose and withdrawal sickness is always a threat. Now, add amnesia to the list of problems that can result from overdosing on fentanyl.
Fentanyl as a painkiller is not new but as an illicit drug pervading the American drug market, it is a threat that’s only a few years old. And a deadly, deadly threat it is, too…
The CDC has revealed the rapidly increasing loss of lives resulting from the illicit fentanyl in our drug supplies. We’re now losing tens of thousands of loved ones every year.