Politics Today Ep.2

Washington B., Yona S., and Zakhai A.


Washington B.

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Sources: https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/ DEA_GOV_DIR-008-20%20Fentanyl%20Flow %20in%20the%20United%20States_0.pdf

Fentanyl NARCOTICS (OPIOIDS) What is it? (source: DEA)

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients, applied in a patch on the skin. Because of its powerful opioid properties, Fentanyl is also diverted for abuse. Fentanyl is a dded to heroin to increase its potency, or be disguised as highly potent heroin. Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths. Clandestinely-produced fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico. (source: DEA)