Skip to comments.Mexican Lab Closed Down After Suspicions that Painkiller Killed Heroin Users in U.S.
Posted on 06/05/2006 8:10:06 PM PDT by KoRn
CHICAGO U.S. agents, working in cooperation with the Mexican government, have closed down a lab in Mexico that might be the main source of a powerful painkiller that has killed at least 100 heroin users in eight states, the federal drug czar said Monday.
John Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, said it's still not clear whether the painkiller,fentanyl, was mixed with heroin at the lab in Mexico or after it entered the United States.
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They should open up more of those labs.
A bunch of dead heroin users is bad how?
I think that would be micrograms and yes it is 80x as potent as morphine and tough to handle. But it appears there is a recipe for cooking this in a kitchen so we can expect more of this.
Methamphetamine is to cocaine what fentanyl is to heroin.
The unintended consequences of the WOD are cruel.
So much for compassion. I suppose there are those who wish the same for you.
Cocaine is to chewing coca leaves as fentanyl is to heroin.
Yes, that's right. I was thinking one thing and typing another lol.
No one put a gun to the dumb asses heads to make them use heroin. They are nothing but a burden on society. Good riddence.
maybe they don't care ... these are monsters and creeps poisoning human beings
I have to agree with you there. If drugs were sold legally by licensed and regulated manufacturers in licensed and regulated businesses the demand for 'home cooked' flavors of drugs would be greatly reduced. I know I'll be shot down and flamed for saying such a thing on here, but its the simple truth.
Does anyone know what kind of death this would cause? What I mean is, what symptoms would be exhibited in a person who had taken this? I ask because I know of someone who died under mysterious circumstances recently.
That's true. As long as they get their $$$$ they don't care. It doesn't matter if a child dies or if a family gets destroyed by their end product. Allot of they money they make on that stuff is blood on their hands. It reminds me of some of the 'creative' things bootleggers used to do with whiskey when they were making it.
"A bunch of dead heroin users is bad how?
So much for compassion. I suppose there are those who wish the same for you."
Is living with a Heroin addiction so much better then dying ?
Suffocation in one form or another. It's a bigtime respiratory depressant. The people taking the Fentanyl laced drugs would simply forget to breathe.
Too funny, really. They can't find drug traffickers, they can't stop the dope from crossing the border, they say they don't know where it's coming from, they don't know who is distributing it here, but hold the door! When that many "customers" drop dead they can cooperate with Mexico and find that lab lickety split and shut it down. Failure to close that lab quickly could hurt profits, you know. How interesting...
Wow, a painkiller that's 100% effective.
A quick one?
Now that you mention it, that IS pretty interesting. If the lab were involved in human smuggling rather than drugs it would still be going strong today.......
But the owners will get amnesty
I won't go there now. I'll end up hijacking my own thread ROFL!!
I read that if the first dose of Fentanyl doesn't kill you, it will definitely hook you.
Do you really want a drug like that legal? There would be pushers slipping it to unexpecting people. Some of the people who took the bad heroin thought they were taking pure heroin and didn't know they were getting Fentanyl.
It suppresses breathing. You stop breathing.
Oh hell no. No way should a drug that potent be available to everyone. A drug like that should ONLY be used for surgeries or chronic pain patients in controlled released medicines. Heroine shouldn't be legal either. Heroine is just Morphine that hasn't been as 'refined'. I believe that some of the 'recreational' drugs should be regulated and sold legally to adults. I'm sure if this is done it would reduce demand for the harder drugs. No one can say so for sure, but people are using hard drugs now, and the lesser drugs are still illegal. I just don't see the logic of something like hard liquor being legal to buy, and something like marijuana be illegal(no I don't use it). It doesn't make any sense because hard liquor is worse for you physically than marijuana, and causes physical dependence.
IIRC Heroin is refined morphine which is refined opium.
Ahh. I'm not a pharmacist, and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, was just repeating what a Dr. told me once. What does IIRC mean? I've seen that a few times on other threads.
IIRC: If I Recall Correctly.
"The medicine is so strong it's measured in microliters, and is 80 times more potent than Morphine."
It is measured in Micrograms.
In order as follows:
Decreased blood pressure and heart rate.
Lack of consciousness.Respiratory arrest and death.
The war on drugs is a joke. The war keeps the prices high and gives the bad guys that bring this crap into the country a monopoly and insane profits that are used to promote more crime. The answer to the problem is very simple. Legalize it and take the crime out of it. Give help to those that want help to kick the habit. Be grateful that those that want to live their life in a drug induced haze will probably overdose or live on the fringes of society and not harm us as they do today
Mississippi had the highest per capita consumption of alcohol in the nation when it was a dry state. When Mississippi went wet, alcohol consumption went down.
Opium is the unrefined product of the poppy plant. It has many alkaloids in it, several of which but not all are very effective pain killers and also addictive. Morphine is one of the alkaloids. Heroin is simply morphine that has a slightly different chemical structure that makes it much more lipid soluble. Because of this increased lipid solubility it will cross the "blood brain barrier" much more easily than morphine and thus is a much more effective pain killer and much more addictive
Mainland China SOLVED their drug problem arond 1947? very effectively. If we would do the same, we wouldn't have such a problem. However, few want to listen.
Thanks for your reply.