Fentanyl Crisis Fighting

By pjain      Published Sept. 10, 2021, 8:25 p.m. in blog Health   

How to Fight Fentanyl in your State and Locality - Common Sense

FTS make common so can nip in bud

Stop unnecessary deaths by Naloxone and reducing prices

Overdoses don't have to be fatal. A drug called Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and - when administered promptly, by injection or nasal spray - can save lives. It is also available as an auto-injector - an easy to use device a like an EpiPen - which allows people without medical training to inject people who have overdosed.

While Naloxone remains a prescription drug throughout the US, the Food and Drug Administration is exploring ways to make it more readily available eg an over-the-counter version, which could be bought without a prescription.

In 42 states, nurses and bystanders found with illegal drugs now have immunity from prosecution if they call for help, or administer Naloxone to someone who has overdosed. Forty states now allow pharmacists to prescribe Naloxone, or a doctor to issue standing orders rather than individual prescriptions, so that it is easier to obtain. A growing number of first responders, including police and fire departments, now stock Naloxone routinely.

Recent price increases make it more challenging, as the price of the auto-injector formulation jumped from $690 in 2014 to $4,500 in 2016.

KEYS - Law and Order - Stopping and Fighting Trafficking

KEY: With a Few Clicks - Close the Mail Routes!

With just a few clicks of a mouse, you can order a drug online so deadly that just 3 milligrams of it -- not even equal to a pinch of salt -- would kill you? It’s that easy. Synthetic opioids -- forms of heroin like fentanyl, carfentanil, and U-44700 -- are mostly made in labs in China, and every day they are being shipped right into our community through the mail service.

KEY: Punishments to Cartel Mules

KEY: Immigration Policies Killing the USA

=== Fentanyl Facts

What: Impact on Humans, Kids, Teens

  1. Toxic dose is 2mg = 2 grains of salt, Worse it can be absorbed through skin, so just handling a plastic bag of it has caused OD deaths of police officers, etc.

  2. Fentanyl: The Drug Deadlier than Heroin - YouTube

  3. The Dangers of Fentanyl - San Diego County Sheriff's Department - YouTube
  4. Your Brain On Fentanyl (FIXED) - YouTube

Fentanyl Prevalence USA

Addicts Dash for Trash

From a dealer’s perspective, fentanyl is easier to get and more profitable to sell.

Perversely, some law enforcement officials argue that drug users will seek out batches of drugs that contain fentanyl or that are known to have killed people, as that demonstrates the drugs’ potency.

More realistically, the "quality of the high" (rather deeper agony of withdrawal) is probably far more, so they go back to dealers that spike drugs with it.

Casual drug users are far higher risk of fentanyl poisoning, particularly with increased reports of fentanyl-adulterated cocaine.

Political Fight or Lack

China Trade War No 2 for Biden

Was Trump's Fake News on China Trade War to distract against Real sources?

US under Bush/Obama Crippled Enforcement, Emasculating DEA

Opiods became too big to ignore, Focus on Fentanyl from China

Trump is no fan of the pill pushers, who, he complained, were “getting away with murder.” He campaigned against drug producers and criticized high drug prices. And has promised to bring them down.

However no real legislation or reforms materialized in 3+ years. Maybe it was scare tactics to boost election payouts from Pharmas who are largest political donors above all other industries.

China is THE Epicenter - Xi Weakens the West

Mail-order Fentanyl and Heroin-like compounds!

With a Few Clicks ..

With just a few clicks of a mouse, you can order a drug online so deadly that just 3 milligrams of it -- not even equal to a pinch of salt -- would kill you? It’s that easy. Synthetic opioids -- forms of heroin like fentanyl, carfentanil, and U-44700 -- are mostly made in labs in China, and every day they are being shipped right into our community through the mail service.

CHINA Wuhan epicenter of Chinese Fentanyl Export Industry

Wuhan is a sprawling industrial city built along the Yangtze River in east-central China is known for its production of chemicals and vendors there ship huge quantities around the world.

Now Wuhan is the epicenter for the ingredients needed to cook fentanyl and other powerful synthetic opioids. Their biggest customers are now the Mexican drug cartels, which have embraced fentanyl in recent years because it is cheaper and easier to produce than heroin.

Mexican production of fentanyl and methamphetamine are made with precursor chemicals that are typically sent on planes or cargo ships from China, where despite U.S. pressure to ban them, they continue to be sold legally.

  • Covid-19 has disrupted the fentanyl supply chain, cut profits of Mexican traffickers and driven up street drug prices across the United States. The narcotics trade, which relies on the constant movement of goods and people, has been stymied by lockdowns, travel bans and other efforts to contain the virus, according to government officials, academic researchers and drug traffickers. The state program seeks to broaden access to MAT by launching or enhancing treatment programs at ERs, hospitals, primary care clinics, residential treatment programs, county mental health centers, jails and drug courts. Training more doctors to provide MAT is also a pillar of the campaign. In February, 2020 after a major manufacturer of the chemicals closed, vendors began posting apologies on the online sites where chemicals are typically sold, said Louise Shelley, a professor at George Mason University who tracks global fentanyl production.

Prevalence, Trafficking, Routes, Busts

Drug Traffic Routes in USA

Fentanyl Busts

Arkansas

- Sep 2017 Russellville, $6m in spare tire detected by police  15-inch tire despite the vehicle requiring 17-inch tires. The packages turned out to contain more than 15 pounds of fentanyl - with Spanish Ruiz who rented the car was sentenced to 11 years in 2020, followed by 5 years.

Mexico Prevalence

Canada

Fentanyl was detected in 80% of overdose deaths in British Columbia in 2017. - www.vch.ca/overdose - Fentanyl Dangers - YouTube

Colombia cartels cutting cocaine/heroin with super-addictive Fentanyl


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