OtherGround Forums Fentanyl Is Now The Leading Cause Of US Overdose

10/10/17 2:50 PM
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Deaths

https://www.buzzfeed.com/danvergano/fentanyl-leading-overdoses?utm_term=.idd53r4gx#.vy4vNymG4

“Deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids killed more than 21,000 people in 2016, doubling the previous year's rate, CDC data show.”

CDC Report

 

10/10/17 2:51 PM
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What was it before?

10/10/17 2:52 PM
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And President Trump has still not declared this epidemic a national emergency:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/health/opioids-not-a-national-emergency/index.html

10/10/17 2:52 PM
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Yeah well.....

 

10/10/17 2:53 PM
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Sagiv Lapkin -

What was it before?

Black people

-the OG
10/10/17 2:53 PM
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And President Trump has still not declared this epidemic a national emergency:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/health/opioids-not-a-national-emergency/index.html

Dude, there are people kneeling during the national anthem and some guy with nukes, there's not time for these non-issues, duh.

10/10/17 2:54 PM
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Sagiv Lapkin -

What was it before?

Heroin

10/10/17 2:54 PM
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LakerUpLicksBigBlackBatons - 
Sagiv Lapkin -

What was it before?

Heroin


And this is kinda like heroin right, synthetically produced heroin?

10/10/17 2:55 PM
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Sagiv Lapkin - 

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Heroin and "natural and semi-synthetic opioids" according to a chart at the link...
10/10/17 2:56 PM
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They’re both opiates, so yes they are similar in this regard.  Fentanyl is far more powerful and cheaply produced, however.  

10/10/17 2:57 PM
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Sagiv Lapkin -

What was it before?

Heroin


And this is kinda like heroin right, synthetically produced heroin?

Well it's the potency I believe, fentanyl is strong enough that a tiny amount can cause an overdose.

The biggest fear of MDMA users right now is that it has been laced with fentanyl

10/10/17 3:00 PM
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LakerUpLicksBigBlackBatons -

And President Trump has still not declared this epidemic a national emergency:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/health/opioids-not-a-national-emergency/index.html

It's easier to make than meth. It's not RX fent that's killing people. We use it because it's fast onset, short duration, which is perfect for our use in the field, the ER, and in the OR. It's a terrible drug for long term pain mgt as half life is 20 minutes. That's why we like it, you don't snow somebody for hours.

What is the Pres/Congress really going to do besides limit MY legal and legitimate use of it?
10/10/17 3:00 PM
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Sagiv Lapkin -
LakerUpLicksBigBlackBatons - 
Sagiv Lapkin -

What was it before?

Heroin


And this is kinda like heroin right, synthetically produced heroin?

Its a synthetic opioid that 100 times stronger than heroin.

10/10/17 3:03 PM
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MM, funding:

“The Stafford Act provides access to resources and funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is typically used after natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy. 

The Public Health Services Act gives the Department of Health and Human Services broader authority in tackling a public health emergency, such as last year when Zika was declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico.”

10/10/17 3:03 PM
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And you’re right, it’s black market fentanyl coming in from China that is flooding the market.

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Overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the US.  It surpassed car accidents several years ago and has skyrocketed since then.  If this isn’t a national emergency, I don’t know what is.

10/10/17 3:08 PM
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Who's making it and distributing it in the states? Up here they keep busting the angels with that garbage. Fucking dirtbags are poisoning people and there's tv shows glorifying them.
10/10/17 3:08 PM
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So I'm still good to slam my etorphine, correct?
10/10/17 3:15 PM
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King Trav - Who's making it and distributing it in the states? Up here they keep busting the angels with that garbage. Fucking dirtbags are poisoning people and there's tv shows glorifying them.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/03/31/dea-made-in-china-lethal-opioid-fueling-u-s-drug-epidemic.html

10/10/17 3:16 PM
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HOW MANY MICROWAVEABLE TINAS BURRITOS BEFORE OVERDOSE?

10/10/17 3:17 PM
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It's a bit cold, but if people are choosing to take it...
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10/10/17 3:19 PM
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5 posts in someone blames Trump already. Lol

How about this, don't buy a powdery substance and add water, heat it up in a dirty spoon then inject it into your veins.

10/10/17 3:20 PM
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Fake Pie - It's a bit cold, but if people are choosing to take it...

And this is exactly where I diverge from the standard Libertarian ideology, lol.

10/10/17 3:21 PM
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