OtherGround Forums Fentanyl Is Now The Leading Cause Of US Overdose

13 days ago
12/7/06
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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

 

13 days ago
3/23/07
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What was it before?

13 days ago
12/7/06
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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

13 days ago
10/15/13
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Yeah well.....

 

13 days ago
5/30/09
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Sagiv Lapkin -

What was it before?

Black people

-the OG
13 days ago
3/5/14
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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

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

13 days ago
12/7/06
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Sagiv Lapkin -

What was it before?

Heroin

13 days ago
3/23/07
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LakerUpLicksBigBlackBatons - 
Sagiv Lapkin -

What was it before?

Heroin


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

13 days ago
1/1/01
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Sagiv Lapkin - 

What was it before?


Heroin and "natural and semi-synthetic opioids" according to a chart at the link...
13 days ago
12/7/06
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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.  

13 days ago
6/20/11
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Sagiv Lapkin -
LakerUpLicksBigBlackBatons - 
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

13 days ago
6/30/07
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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?
13 days ago
5/22/12
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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.

13 days ago
12/7/06
Posts: 20200

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.”

13 days ago
12/7/06
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And you’re right, it’s black market fentanyl coming in from China that is flooding the market.

Edited: 13 days ago
12/7/06
Posts: 20202

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.

13 days ago
11/8/09
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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.
13 days ago
9/5/16
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So I'm still good to slam my etorphine, correct?
13 days ago
12/7/06
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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

13 days ago
11/3/16
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HOW MANY MICROWAVEABLE TINAS BURRITOS BEFORE OVERDOSE?

13 days ago
12/2/05
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It's a bit cold, but if people are choosing to take it...
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5/4/14
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13 days ago
12/16/11
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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.

13 days ago
12/7/06
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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.

12 days ago
5/4/14
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