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America’s overdose crisis is worse than ever before because of the synthetic opioid Fentanyl. The Trade s1e5, television news, Sky 2018
Every 11 minutes someone in the US dies of an opioid overdose. Death on the I-95: The Rise of Fentanyl, statistic: Center for Disease Control, BBC 2018
More than 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017. The worst year on record. ibid.
Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. ibid.
‘It’s not heroin that’s killing our people, it’s Fentanyl.’ ibid. frontline worker
For decades Interstate 95 has been notorious for its role in the illegal drug trade in America. Stretching from Florida to Maine. ibid.
‘It steals their dreams. It steals their lives.’ ibid. mother of addict
It’s never going to stop. When one dealer gets caught there’s five more waiting to take his spot. Dopesick: Fentanyl’s Deadly Grip aka Fentanyl: The Drug Deadlier than Heroin, opening scene, Vice 2016
It’s the devil’s pill. ibid. addict
It doesn’t last long so you’re sick again … Fentanyl, you can withdraw like three times a day. ibid.
The deaths for Fentanyl is outrageous. ibid. dude
In 2015 close to 300 people died from Fentanyl in Alberta. Many of these deaths were caused by bootleg, non-pharmaceutical pills. ibid. caption
Because it’s such a powerful and toxic opiate, the withdrawal syndrome is also quite pronounced. ibid. doctor
Twelve friends in two years. ibid. addict
The alarm is growing more urgent and spreading further across Canada: Fentanyl – highly addictive and sometimes deadly is now a top priority across the country … an epidemic and an overwhelming crisis. Opioid Fentanyl Street Crisis, W5 CTV 2017
Drug overdoses killed nearly a thousand in this province last year. ibid.
Synthetic opioids are being cut into street drugs all across Canada. ibid.
Fentanyl has found its way into knockoff prescription painkillers, into party drugs and cocaine. People are overdosing across the country. ibid.
The pop-up tent supervises hundreds of injections a day. ibid.
‘US: Fentanyl is taking the opioid epidemic to a new level of emergency.’ Drugs Map of Britain IX: Fentanyl: Deadlier than Heroin, BBC 2017
The substance has now been linked to a recent spike in overdoses on UK soil. ibid.
‘Lost a lot of my good mates to it.’ ibid. user
‘He wasn’t my son. I don’t know who he was. He was the devil really. American Epidemic: The Nation’s Struggle with Opioid Addiction, Wall Street Journal 2016, Joe’s dad
The drug Fentanyl presents a new level of danger in the opioid epidemic. It’s up to 50 times as powerful as heroin, cheaper to make and rapidly spreading across the United States. New Hampshire had at least 238 deaths linked to Fentanyl in 2015, up from 146 deaths in 2014. ibid.
More Americans are dying of overdoses than ever before. And this is the epicentre of that crisis. Welcome to Montgomery County, Ohio, where thanks to a drug so powerful it could kill you if you touch it, police work isn’t what it used to be. One Nation: Overdosed, MSNBC 2017
What’s ravaging this community is made in a laboratory: Fentanyl. ibid.
A couple of years ago traffickers began mixing Fentanyl in with the heroin. ibid.
In America drug overdoses are soaring to new heights. And just when people thought things couldn’t get any worse, an even deadlier drug hit the streets. They call it drug dead, china white or serial killer. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid similar to heroin but far more powerful. The Naked Truth: Death by Fentanyl, Fusion, 2016
‘Fentanyl is always white.’ ibid. rozzer
Fentanyl is the most powerful painkiller on the market. ibid.
‘50 to 100 time more potent, more powerful, than heroin … Fentanyl is killing people …’ ibid. Maura Healey, state Attorney General
How did so many people become addicted to these drugs? ibid.
Insite is North America’s first legal supervised injection site. Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis, Telus Health, 2018
‘People are dying of drug overdoses in unprecedented numbers … We have contamination of the illegal drug supply with a drug called Fentanyl.’ ibid. Dr Daly, Vancouver
‘The war on drugs has been a war on people.’ ibid. Dr Morhaim
1 in 5 people prescribed an opioid will become a long-term user within 10 days. ibid. caption
‘In one day alone at peak time I responded to 22 separate overdoses in one shift.’ ibid. paramedic
‘The number of people who are dying in British Colombia alone are a hundred die a month, and in the worst months more like a hundred and fifty. It’s a terrible crisis for young people in the prime of their lives.’ ibid. Dr Wood, director BC Centre on Substance Use
I don’t like it. It’s dirty. It’s not for people like us. Bad Blood s2e2: A Grapefruit Worth 20 Million, gangsta of Fentanyl, Netflix 2017
The process of making Fentanyl is highly complicated. Very delicate. Bad Blood s2e4: That Ship Has Sailed, chemist
Bloods in other cities have started cutting their low-grade product with a deadly opioid – Fentanyl. Dope s1e4: Feeling Rather Groovy Like a $2 Movie, Netflix 2017
Fentanyl deaths are up 540% in the last three years. ibid.
Baltimore: the heroin capital of America. In 2015 Freddie Gray died in police custody sparking riots across the city. Looters raided dozens of pharmacies hunting for synthetic opioids. Two years on, an overdose epidemic is raging. Dope s2e2: Once You See It, You Can Never Unsee It
Fentanyl is the new killer ingredient that’s responsible for America’s current overdose epidemic … The addition of Fentanyl effectively hides the other cheap chemicals he uses to bulk out the raw heroin. ibid.
80% of heroin users become addicted through the use of opiates. ibid.
In 2016 over 600 people died of drug overdoses in Baltimore, double the murder rate. ibid.
Carfentanyl is an elephant tranquillizer. ibid.
The Sinaloa cartel is reinventing heroin. They’re mixing it with a synthetic drug fifty times more potent: Fentanyl. Now they’re pushing pure Fentanyl. The high is intense but short-lived. And it’s deadly. Dope s3e1: The Devil’s Oldest Trick, Netflix 2019
Narcam has proved effective on heroin ODs. But combating Fentanyl is tougher. ibid.
Since 2000, more than 500,000 Americans have died of opioid overdoses. Millions of Americans have become addicted. Every 25 minutes a baby is born with opioid withdrawal. The US government estimates that the cost of opioid abuse is over $1 trillion. We call this ‘the opioid crisis’. But a crisis is something that just ‘happens’. What if we discovered that the opioid crisis was caused by businesses seeking to profit from pain? What if behind the crisis there was a spectacular crime? Alex Gibney, The Crime of the Century I ***** Sky Documentaries 2021
No American family has profited more from controlled substances, from Valium and Oxycontin, than the Sacklers. ibid.
In the 1960s Sackler became incredibly rich by expanding the market for addictive tranquillizers. ibid.
Controlled-release Oxycodone, or Oxycontin, would be the drug that triggered what we call the ‘opioid crisis.’ ibid.