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Killer batch of white heroin responsible for at least 100 deaths across the country
The Daily Mail ^ | 2-2-14 | Ryan Gorman

Posted on 02/02/2014 3:57:22 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic

Heroin overdose deaths across the country are spiking as a deadly new variant of the drug mixed with a powerful painkiller is spreading from New Hampshire to Washington State.

The lethal combination of heroin and fentanyl, an opiate used to soothe the pain of cancer patients, is blamed for about 100 deaths from coast to coast. It is variously labelled as ‘bud ice,’ ‘income tax’ and ‘theraflu,’ authorities say.

The hardest hit states in the epidemic are Maryland, with more than three dozen deaths since September, and Pennsylvania, with almost two dozen this month alone, according to reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drugs; fentynol; heroin; killerheroin; overdose; philipseymourhoffman; psh; wod; wosd
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1 posted on 02/02/2014 3:57:23 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

FYI


2 posted on 02/02/2014 3:57:44 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

wait are you trying to say heroin is bad for you?


3 posted on 02/02/2014 4:00:18 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

This ain’t your daddy’s heroin any more.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 4:03:52 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That’s one way to clean ‘em out.


5 posted on 02/02/2014 4:05:45 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sounds like the perfect drug for criminal executions.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 4:05:48 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I wonder if that was what Philip Seymour Hoffman (the great actor who died today) was using. It said that the heroin baggies found in the apartment where he died haven’t been seen since 2008. There was some speculation that he was combining this with Fenfenyl.

That said, prayers for him. And for all the sad people who die of drug overdoses.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 4:07:24 PM PST by livius
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The infamous “Tango and Cash” smack that killed a number of junkies in the 1990s was also tainted with fentanyl. Supposedly, some of the users died within seconds of the injection.

Fentanyl, as I understand it (medical types, feel free to correct me here), exerts a powerful suppression effect on the respiratory system, far more so that heroin or other opiods/opiates.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 4:08:03 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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9 posted on 02/02/2014 4:10:45 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3118486/posts

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose

Aye yes, we wonders...


10 posted on 02/02/2014 4:11:16 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“white heroin responsible for at least 100 deaths across the country”

The object is responsible, not the user. LOL


11 posted on 02/02/2014 4:11:37 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
could be worse could be krokodil which isnt heroin but they sell it as heroin
12 posted on 02/02/2014 4:12:36 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The heroin isn’t responsible for the deaths. The people who used the heroin are responsible for their own deaths.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 4:12:56 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: beandog

like that kind of logic is going to change it


14 posted on 02/02/2014 4:16:04 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: HangnJudge; tioga

One of our FReepers is on the EMT team in upstate NY and was called to a case of a victim on this substance on Thursday night. Not sure whether the stricken on lived, or not. I think it was not.

She said she resented the use of the term “overdose”. Since the substance is illegal, there is no dose. Any dose could be the victim’s last since the drug is unregulated. She thinks it should be noted that the victim died from ingestion of an “illegal substance”. “Overdose” is misleading.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 4:16:32 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A friend of mine nearly died from a dihydrogen monoxide overdose.

I wonder if that substance is regulated.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 4:24:20 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: driftdiver

Look, there are two kinds of heroin — there’s the bad kind, and then there’s the ... wait. Okay. There’s one kind of heroin ...


17 posted on 02/02/2014 4:25:33 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If it were black heroin it would be rasis


18 posted on 02/02/2014 4:26:35 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

To make matters worse, most of the heroin in the US is Mexican brown heroin, which is weaker than white heroin.

Fentanyl is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine, with 100 micrograms of fentanyl approximately equivalent to 10 mg of morphine and 75 mg of pethidine (meperidine) in analgesic activity.

Estimated LD50 for humans is about 2.1mg for a 150 pound user, which means at that dose, half the people of that weight would die.

Mixing heroin and Fentanyl is downright insane.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 4:27:14 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: James C. Bennett

Dihydrogen monoxide is dangerous in large quantities. it can cause clothing to shrink too.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 4:27:53 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Record heroin deaths- caused by something besides the Democrat Party profiting from Afghan heroin.

Anything besides that...says the media.


21 posted on 02/02/2014 4:28:03 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Phillip Seymore Hoffman???


22 posted on 02/02/2014 4:33:25 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Since the substance is illegal, there is no dose.

That's what happens when you get accustomed to bureaucracrats running everything. They hijack the proper scientific / clinical meanings of words and replace them with statutory / regluatory meanings.

IMHO, being able and willing to easily integrate that change into and replace those meanings in our thought processes is not a good thing.

23 posted on 02/02/2014 4:36:21 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: DemforBush
Fentanyl is the same drug the Russians used on the terrorist in the theater. It's a synthetic drug that can be made strong enough to sedate elephants. I've seen it in the form of lollipops and adhesive patches for pain.
24 posted on 02/02/2014 4:36:58 PM PST by peeps36 (I' Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: James C. Bennett

Well we get a bill for it every few months so in a certain way it is.


25 posted on 02/02/2014 4:40:06 PM PST by xp38
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To: peeps36

26 posted on 02/02/2014 4:40:20 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Darwin cocktail.


27 posted on 02/02/2014 4:41:56 PM PST by moovova
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To: driftdiver

But, if only drugs were legal...


28 posted on 02/02/2014 4:43:05 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Did it kill that actor in NYC.I read that he was found with the needle still in his arm.


29 posted on 02/02/2014 4:47:01 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: driftdiver
wait are you trying to say heroin is bad for you?

Not if it's "medicinal" or "recreational" heroin.

30 posted on 02/02/2014 4:48:19 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: choctaw man
“white heroin responsible for at least 100 deaths across the country” The object is responsible, not the user. LOL

Especially the White Heroin, next we will hear that a disproportionate number of the victims were Black. That damn White racism on attack again!

31 posted on 02/02/2014 4:52:10 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: livius; mylife

I was just wondering about that myself.


32 posted on 02/02/2014 4:53:00 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So without the painkiller, heroin is safe?


33 posted on 02/02/2014 4:54:45 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: livius
nope, Ace of Spades, talk about free advertizing...
34 posted on 02/02/2014 4:58:31 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: bigheadfred

Change what? Don’t put heroin in your body and you won’t die from heroin.

It’s no different than people blaming a gun for killing someone and not the person who actually shot the gun.


35 posted on 02/02/2014 5:02:04 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hair-splitting If it kills, it was too much - an overdose


36 posted on 02/02/2014 5:05:52 PM PST by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: beandog

no i meant stupid people do stupid things and you cant fix stupid


37 posted on 02/02/2014 5:06:22 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The continued use of the phrase “partner” for a hetero relationship seems strange ... looks like they are trying to defuse a code-word.


38 posted on 02/02/2014 5:06:59 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
is blamed for about 100 deaths from coast to coast

I kinda think it's the shooter's fault, myself.

39 posted on 02/02/2014 5:07:22 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. E)
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To: NonValueAdded

In the Philip Seymour Hoffman article linked in post 10, that is.


40 posted on 02/02/2014 5:08:06 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

it can’t mean “Washington State”???...I mean we got the legal pot now so everybody should be happy, happy, happy right?.....afterall, haven’t the libtards told us repeatedly if you legalize pot, every body will be happy and nobody will need to use the harder stuff?......


41 posted on 02/02/2014 5:09:42 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: bigheadfred

I just can’t understand why people who have everything going for them do such stupid things. I kind of understand why somebody who has nothing turns to drugs as a way to forget life, but I’m just so tired of these rich people being so self centered. I do not feel sorry for them.

I do feel sorry for the children he left behind.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 5:12:59 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: goodwithagun

Heroin’s never safe because it might be cut ten times or not at all. An ex-addict explains addicts watch for the unconscious junkie on the corner - not too save him, but to see what brand of smack he just shot up is that gives such a powerful high so they can go buy some for themselves. Self preservation is not a priority; a good high is.


43 posted on 02/02/2014 5:13:12 PM PST by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Well, that's why they call it "dope."
44 posted on 02/02/2014 5:14:33 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

good point....I’m going to use that in my vernacular....


45 posted on 02/02/2014 5:15:00 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
White Heroin? Ehh! ...Tuco prefers Blue Meth.


46 posted on 02/02/2014 5:15:12 PM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: Oatka

That’s why I want to legalize it.

Get the best quality smack out there, and let the bodies fall where they will.


47 posted on 02/02/2014 5:16:35 PM PST by NVDave
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I never heard of him either....


48 posted on 02/02/2014 5:18:30 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: beandog

A person near and dear found a better way to get away from street METH. Coupled with a nonjudgmental health care prescriber it is a win win.

Desoxyn


49 posted on 02/02/2014 5:18:51 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

my friend told me it wasn’t the dope—it was the cut

yeah huh


50 posted on 02/02/2014 5:21:15 PM PST by bigheadfred
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