Skip to comments.Officials warn of new drug 100 times more potent than fentanyl
Posted on 04/18/2019 12:31:58 PM PDT by Jyotishi
Officials in San Diego County have issued an alert after three people have suffered documented fatal overdoses from a new form of the drug fentanyl know as carfentanil. It would only take 2 mg of the drug to cause a deadly overdose meanwhile it would only take .02 mg of carfentanil to have the same fatal results, CBS Sacramento reported.
Langdon Fielding is an emergency veterinarian at Loomis Basin Equine. He said he uses fentanyl on horses for pain relief.
"Basically it's super strong morphine-like a really strong drug to control pain," said Fielding.
Carfentanil is similar to fentanyl but twice as strong and used in large animals like horses and elephants widely in zoos.
According to the DEA in San Diego County, it is sold in the illegal drug trade and often mixed into a pill to look like Oxycontin or Xanax. Users don't often know what they're taking or where it's coming from. Veterinarians like Fielding aren't surprised it's linked to criminal activity.
"It's even stronger than Fentanyl, so like if you had a motivation to steal either morphine or fentanyl, carfentanil would be that much stronger," said Langdon. "It's like a really concentrated dose of a similar type of drug so I would think the potential to want to steal it would be even higher."
The DEA has quick facts about carfentanil, stressing that it's a synthetic opioid, white, powdery and looks like cocaine or heroin. It's 100 times more potent than fentanyl and trace amounts can kill you.
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For those fond of those type of drugs......enjoy.
We should use it in executions..................
There’s already enough fentanyl being brought across the border to kill every last person twice over in the USA, but hey, it’s not an national emergency. It’s only a national emergency after people are mass killed in one attack.
“The DEA has quick facts about carfentanil, stressing that it’s a synthetic opioid, white, powdery and looks like cocaine or heroin. It’s 100 times more potent than fentanyl and trace amounts can kill you.”
Pretty much ends the drug problem doesn’t it. It kills off all the addicts.
My god, that's... I don't even know what that is!
Kim Jong Il:
“Street” pharmacies in the hood are not where I’d buy my painkillers
We should use it in executions...
At least then we wouldn’t have to deal with virtue signaling drug mfgs.
Holy crap. Just knowing this stuff exists can kill you, apparently.
Survival of the fittest.
I am much more concerned about busfentanil and planefentanil. I believe the Chinese are working on deathstarfentanil: just one molecule will kill everyone on the planet.
>>For those fond of those type of drugs......enjoy.
For those fond of those type of drugs......enjoy....ONCE.
There, fixed it.
Heck, it’s not new.
Carfentanil has been killing addicts in Ohio for a couple of years now.
You don’t have to do it. Someone can put it on a surface or use an aerosol distribution as a terrorist weapon.
I think every time EMT’s have to use Narcan to revive a druggie, they should be required to tattoo a big red X on their forehead....next time they get called, nobody with an X gets treated.
Harsh, but it will solve a big part of the drug problem .
At this rate, someone will synthesize a narcotic that will make you high just by saying its name.
Homicide by assisted suicide.
I’m not sure why but the first thought that came in my mind was this could be used for assassinations.
There you go messing with my groove.
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