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How the war on drugs fueled the fentanyl crisis
The campaign to cut off heroin supplies has encouraged the growth of labs producing the opioid. We need to instead embrace a public health approach, writes George Karantinos
Articles: 3 (Rank: 23)
Tonality: -16.0
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Comments: 380
Tonality: -3.2473683
  • Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 100 times more potent than pure morphine.
  • The campaign to cut off heroin supplies has encouraged the growth of labs producing the opioid.
  • These compounds are so potent that touching equipment contaminated with the drug can prove fatal.
  • Cutting fentanyl with drugs like heroin and cocaine dramatically intensifies the potency and makes it far more addictive, benefiting drug dealers with very dependent consumers.
  • But Ryan said reducing supply did not solve the bigger issue of drug addiction and people were dying because of it.
  • Suboxone is an extremely potent and addictive drug that gets people extremely high.
  • You're in a pretty desperate place once you need to start taking Fentanyl.
  • Anyway fentanyl and heroin are just painkillers.what is dangerous and killing people is the war on drugs.
  • It isn't good for society to have people that are incapable of functioning without drugs.
  • Fentanyl will become the UK's most dangerous drug.
  • Legalising drugs isn't going to solve all drug problems overnight.
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Fatal fentanyl overdoses rise as Australians turn to more potent painkillers

Eightfold increase in fentanyl-related deaths prompts calls for drug addiction to be treated as a health issue rather than a supply problem

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Published: 31. 8. 2017 08:11:09

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 2

Why fentanyl could become the UK's most dangerous drug

The painkiller and anaesthetic is 50 times more potent than morphine, is powerfully addictive, fatal even in tiny amounts, and has become a huge part of America’s opioid crisis

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Tonality: -4

Published: 29. 8. 2017 13:37:02

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 12

  • That in itself would save the lives of most people who accidentally overdose on it.
  • I usually lean heavily on the legalise and educate debate when it comes to drugs, but with fentanyl its an unequivocal no.
  • The Fentanyl "epidemic" won't get better before many are dead.
  • Fentanyl deaths are a growing issue there, as they are in Canada.
  • Any drug dealer must know that the most critical aspect of their job is keeping their clients alive, so they will buy more drugs, no?
How the war on drugs fueled the fentanyl crisis

The campaign to cut off heroin supplies has encouraged the growth of labs producing the opioid. We need to instead embrace a public health approach, writes George Karantinos

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Tonality: -20
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Comments: 143
Tonality: -2

Published: 29. 8. 2017 19:37:26

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 7

  • You are already paying for the failed "war on drugs" and the health costs of the addicts.
  • The former junkie that you mention would have a good point if it was actually possible to make addictive drugs 'impossible to get'.
  • And it solves EVERYTHING that is currently a problem with illegal drugs.
  • It's almost as if they want people to die.
  • It doesn't stop them using and it doesn't stop the drugs being available.