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Heroin
« on: January 29, 2017, 04:06:10 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/awash-in-overdoses-seattle-creates-safe-sites-for-addicts-to-inject-illegal-drugs/2017/01/27/ddc58842-e415-11e6-ba11-63c4b4fb5a63_story.html?utm_term=.d8d163a58104
Awash in overdoses, Seattle creates safe sites for addicts to inject illegal drugs
Katie Zezima 
January 27  

Officials in Seattle on Friday approved the nation’s first “safe-injection” sites for users of heroin and other illegal drugs, calling the move a drastic but necessary response to an epidemic of addiction that is claiming tens of thousands of lives each year.

The sites — which offer addicts clean needles, medical supervision and quick access to drugs that reverse the effects of an overdose — have long been popular in Europe. Now, with the U.S. death toll rising, the idea is gaining traction in a number of American cities, including Boston, New York City and Ithaca, N.Y.

While opponents say the sites promote illegal drug use, supporters say they can keep people alive and steer them toward treatment. They compare supervised injection facilities to the needle exchanges that became popular in the 1980s and 1990s as a way to stanch the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among intravenous drug users.

“These sites save lives and that is our goal in Seattle/King County,” Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (D) said in a statement.

The sites are not currently legal under federal law, according to Kelly Dineen, a professor of health law at Saint Louis University School of Law. A provision of the Controlled Substances Act makes it illegal to operate facilities where drugs are used, she said.
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‘I Got Something Out Of It’: Keith Richards Defends Heroin Use, Slams Rehab
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2017, 04:10:31 PM »
Who guards the poppy fields?

Who ships it in?

Who launders the money?

Good luck getting a semi-rational answer to any of those questions from a drug war advocate.
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2017, 04:19:10 PM »
Who guards the poppy fields? Who ships it in? Who launders the money?
Good luck getting a semi-rational answer to any of those questions from a drug war advocate.

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 04:50:13 PM »
Who guards the poppy fields?

Who ships it in?

Who launders the money?

Good luck getting a semi-rational answer to any of those questions from a drug war advocate.

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 04:53:06 PM »
Don't believe me. Look it up yourself!

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2017, 04:56:24 PM »
http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/2016/mar/14/rob-portman/most-heroin-us-comes-over-mexican-border/
Most heroin in U.S. now comes across Mexican border, Rob Portman says
By Nadia Pflaum on Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 1:24 p.m.

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman has been busy in Washington touting the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act in response to a shocking number of heroin overdoses in Ohio.

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Ohio ranks high on the list of states reeling from the national epidemic. In Montgomery County, which encompasses Dayton, Ohio, heroin-related deaths increased 225 percent between 2011 and 2015.

Back in the 1970s, the heroin on U.S. streets was the "black tar" variety, and much of it came from southeast Asia. In 2010, 80 percent of the heroin in the world came from poppy fields in Afghanistan, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

So when Portman said that most of the heroin in America comes from Mexico’s border, we were skeptical.

Portman, it turns out, has done his homework. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Threat Assessment of 2015 says that
Mexico is the primary supplier of heroin to the United States.

"Southeast Asia was once the dominant supplier of heroin in the United States, but Southeast Asian heroin is now rarely detected in U.S. markets," the report state. "Mexico and, to a lesser extent, Colombia dominate the U.S. heroin market, because of their proximity, established transportation and distribution infrastructure, and ability to satisfy U.S. heroin demand."

The report also says that Mexican "transnational criminal organizations," (the DEA’s term for drug-dealing gangs) "pose the greatest criminal drug threat to the United States; no other group is currently positioned to challenge them."
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 05:14:40 PM »

The same thing was done in bringing down China.  They had "opium dens."

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 05:29:31 PM »
The stuff circulating is really bad. Had a nurse tell me that this isn't the same as '70s heroin. It's so purified that all it takes is a one time use to get somebody hooked. It's caused a crime wave. Somebody uses, gets desperate, starts stealing, keeps stealing. It's not just the addict. It affects everybody.

VICE did a show on krokodil, a horrifying drug made from household chemicals and injected. That started in southern Russia because heroin was first introduced there, then dried up. The krok addicts know the only way out is death.
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 05:43:45 PM »

Trump says he'll stop the drug trade and selling in America.  Praise Be.  All we can do is help the poor sufferers and prevent any future ones.  Maybe kids should go and visit the safe spots and see what the drugs do to a person.

There was a time in America -- people did not do drugs.  America was so unreal compared to the rest of the world in terms of beauty and lovely life.  America was in a position and it was the meme to bring up the rest of the world.  nope, globalists wouldn't have any of that!  Introduction of drugs to bring America down, like was done with China is what happened to our society.

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 05:50:59 PM »
https://www.indianadea.com/tracing-heroin-trafficking-in-new-mexico/


http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/06/dea-mexican-cartels-increasing-heroin-availability-in-u-s-overdose-deaths-surge/
DEA: Mexican Cartels Increasing Heroin Availability In U.S., Overdose Deaths Surge
by Edwin Mora6 Nov 2015122

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mexican transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) have significantly increased opium production and shifted their operations to expand heroin trafficking in recent years. The TCOs launched a concerted effort to make the illicit drug readily available to Americans as the number of heroin overdose deaths in the U.S. surge, reports the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

America’s southern neighbor was also identified in the DEA report as the primary source of clandestinely-produced fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is an estimated 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and 25 to 40 times stronger than heroin.

Fentanyl, which is often added to heroin to increase its effects, has also been linked to hundreds of deaths in the United States in recent years.

Mexico is the primary supplier of heroin to the United States. Opium poppy cultivation in Mexico has increased significantly in recent years reaching 17,000 hectares in 2014, with an estimated pure potential production of 42 metric tons of heroin,” reveals the DEA in its 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment. “This increase was driven in part by Mexican organizations shift to increased heroin trafficking.”
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Tracing Heroin Trafficking in New Mexico
Written by Kyra Gurney      Thursday, 12 February 2015 

Mexican cartels are flooding the United States with heroin and opiates to keep pace with rising demand. InSight Crime takes a look at the trafficking and distribution of these drugs in New Mexico, one of the epicenters of heroin addiction.

Seated at an upscale coffee shop in Albuquerque, sporting a baseball cap and a sweatsuit, Demian Rubalcaba recounted how his old dealers used to deliver doses of heroin.

"They always had [the heroin] in these little colored balloons," he told InSight Crime. "They would get a grocery bag, cut a circle out of it, wrap the heroin in there, tie it up, put foil around it and put it in a balloon. They drive around all day with [the balloon] in their mouth. And that way if they get pulled over, they swallow it."
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Rubalcaba's story is far from unique. In New Mexico, heroin is both a historic problem -- dating back to the aftermath of the Vietnam War -- and one that has seen a recent revival as prescription drug users switch to a cheaper high. New Mexico has long had among the highest per capita drug overdose death rates in the country, a problem driven mainly by heroin and prescription opiate abuse.
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However, New Mexico isn't the only state in the grips of a heroin epidemic. Across the United States, from New York City to Baltimore to Kentucky, heroin is quietly seeping into homes and schools. The number of heroin users nationwide almost doubled between 2007 and 2013 to an estimated 681,000, precipitating what Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield called a "nationwide heroin crisis". Data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that heroin overdose death rates in 28 US states increased more than twofold between 2008 and 2012, accounting for almost 19 percent of drug-related overdose deaths nationwide in 2013, the latest year for which these numbers are available
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2017, 06:00:25 PM »
Want to stop the heroin epidemic?

End the drug war.

You know who opposes that idea?

The Democratic and Republican parties.

So next election day, rejoice over the fact that you can "choose" between voting (a) for the drug war or (b) for the drug war.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/how-drug-warriors-helped-to-fuel-the-heroin-epidemic/476679/
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2017, 06:02:48 PM »
Vices Are Not Crimes

A Vindication Of Moral Liberty

by Lysander Spooner
1875

I.

Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property.

Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another.

Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.

In vices, the very essence of crime --- that is, the design to injure the person or property of another --- is wanting.

It is a maxim of the law that there can be no crime without a criminal intent; that is, without the intent to invade the person or property of another. But no one ever practises a vice with any such criminal intent. He practises his vice for his own happiness solely, and not from any malice toward others.

Unless this clear distinction between vices and crimes be made and recognized by the laws, there can be on earth no such thing as individual right, liberty, or property; no such things as the right of one man to the control of his own person and property, and the corresponding and coequal rights of another man to the control of his own person and property.

For a government to declare a vice to be a crime, and to punish it as such, is an attempt to falsify the very nature of things. It is as absurd as it would be to declare truth to be falsehood, or falsehood truth.

II.

Every voluntary act of a man’s life is either virtuous or vicious. That is to say, it is either in accordance, or in conflict, with those natural laws of matter and mind, on which his physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being depend. In other words, every act of his life tends, on the whole, either to his happiness, or to his unhappiness. No single act in his whole existence is indifferent.

Furthermore, each human being differs in his physical, mental, and emotional constitution, and also in the circumstances by which he is surrounded, from every other human being. Many acts, therefore, that are virtuous, and tend to happiness, in the case of one person, are vicious, and tend to unhappiness, in the case of another person.

Many acts, also, that are virtuous, and tend to happiness, in the case of one man, at one time, and under one set of circumstances, are vicious, and tend to unhappiness, in the case of the same man, at another time, and under other circumstances.

III.

To know what actions are virtuous, and what vicious --- in other words, to know what actions tend, on the whole, to happiness, and what to unhappiness --- in the case of each and every man, in each and all the conditions in which they may severally be placed, is the profoundest and most complex study to which the greatest human mind ever has been, or ever can be, directed. It is, nevertheless, the constant study to which each and every man --- the humblest in intellect as well as the greatest --- is necessarily driven by the desires and necessities of his own existence. It is also the study in which each and every person, from his cradle to his grave, must necessarily form his own conclusions; because no one else knows or feels, or can know or feel, as he knows and feels, the desires and necessities, the hopes, and fears, and impulses of his own nature, or the pressure of his own circumstances.

IV.

It is not often possible to say of those acts that are called vices, that they really are vices, except in degree. That is, it is difficult to say of any actions, or courses of action, that are called vices, that they really would have been vices, if they had stopped short of a certain point. The question of virtue or vice, therefore, in all such cases, is a question of quantity and degree, and not of the intrinsic character of any single act, by itself. This fact adds to the difficulty, not to say the impossibility, of any one’s --- except each individual for himself --- drawing any accurate line, or anything like any accurate line, between virtue and vice; that is, of telling where virtue ends, and vice begins. And this is another reason why this whole question of virtue and vice should be left for each person to settle for himself.

V.

Vices are usually pleasurable, at least for the time being, and often do not disclose themselves as vices, by their effects, until after they have been practised for many years; perhaps for a lifetime. To many, perhaps most, of those who practise them, they do not disclose themselves as vices at all during life. Virtues, on the other band, often appear so harsh and rugged, they require the sacrifice of so much present happiness, at least, and the results, which alone prove them to be virtues, are often so distant and obscure, in fact, so absolutely invisible to the minds of many, especially of the young, that, from the very nature of things, there can be no universal, or even general, knowledge that they are virtues. In truth, the studies of profound philosophers have been expended --- if not wholly in vain, certainly with very small results --- in efforts to draw the lines between the virtues and the vices.

If, then, it became so difficult, so nearly impossible, in most cases, to determine what is, and what is not, vice; and especially if it be so difficult, in nearly all cases, to determine where virtue ends, and vice begins; and if these questions, which no one can really and truly determine for anybody but himself, are not to be left free and open for experiment by all, each person is deprived of the highest of all his rights as a human being, to wit: his right to inquire, investigate, reason, try experiments, judge, and ascertain for himself, what is, to him, virtue, and what is, to him, vice; in other words: what, on the whole, conduces to his happiness, and what, on the whole, tends to his unhappiness. If this great right is not to be left free and open to all, then each man’s whole right, as a reasoning human being, to" liberty and the pursuit of happiness," is denied him.

VI.

We all come into the world in ignorance of ourselves, and of everything around us. By a fundamental law of our natures we are all constantly impelled by the desire of happiness, and the fear of pain. But we have everything to learn, as to what will give us happiness, and save us from pain. No two of us are wholly alike, either physically, mentally, or emotionally; or, consequently, in our physical, mental, or emotional requirements for the acquisition of happiness, and the avoidance of unhappiness. No one of us, therefore, can learn this indispensable lesson of happiness and unhappiness, of virtue and vice, for another. Each must learn it for himself. To learn it, he must be at liberty to try all experiments that commend themselves to his judgment. Some of his experiments succeed, and, because they succeed, are called virtues; others fail, and, because they fail, are called vices. He gathers wisdom as much from his failures as from his successes; from his so-called vices, as from his so-called virtues. Both are necessary to his acquisition of that knowledge --- of his own nature, and of the world around him, and of their adaptations or non-adaptations to each other --- which shall show him how happiness is acquired, and pain avoided. And, unless he can be permitted to try these experiments to his own satisfaction, he is restrained from the acquisition of knowledge, and, consequently, from pursuing the great purpose and duty of his life.

VII.

A man is under no obligation to take anybody’s word, or yield to anybody's authority, on a matter so vital to himself, and in regard to which no one else has, or can have, any such interest as he. He cannot, if he would, safely rely upon the opinions of other men, because be finds that the opinions of other men do not agree. Certain actions, or courses of action, have been practised by many millions of men, through successive generations, and have been held by them to be, on the whole, conducive to happiness, and therefore virtuous. Other men, in other ages or countries, or under other condition, have held, as the result of their experience and observation, that these actions tended, on the whole, to unhappiness, and were therefore vicious. The question of virtue or vice, as already remarked in a previous section, has also been, in most minds, a question of degree; that is, of the extent to which certain actions should be carried; and not of the intrinsic character of any single act, by itself. The questions of virtue and vice have therefore been as various, and, in fact, as infinite, as the varieties of mind, body, and condition of the different individuals inhabiting the globe. And the experience of ages has left an infinite number of these questions unsettled. In fact, it can scarcely be said to have settled any of them.

VIII.

In the midst of this endless variety of opinion, what man, or what body of men, has the right to say, in regard to any particular action, or course of action, "We have tried this experiment, and determined every question involved in it? We have determined it, not only for ourselves, but for all others? And, as to all those who are weaker than we, we will coerce them to act in obedience to our conclusion? We will suffer no further experiment or inquiry by any one, and, consequently, no further acquisition of knowledge by anybody?"

Who are the men who have the right to say this? Certainly there are none such. The men who really do say it, are either shameless impostors and tyrants, who would stop the progress of knowledge, and usurp absolute control over the minds and bodies of their fellow men; and are therefore to be resisted instantly, and to the last extent; or they are themselves too ignorant of their own weaknesses, and of their true relations to other men, to be entitled to any other consideration than sheer pity or contempt.

We know, however, that there are such men as these in the world. Some of them attempt to exercise their power only within a small sphere, to wit, upon their children, their neighbors, their townsmen, and their countrymen. Others attempt to exercise it on a larger scale. For example, an old man at Rome, aided by a few subordinates, attempts to decide all questions of virtue and vice; that is, of truth or falsehood, especially in matters of religion. He claims to know and teach what religious ideas and practices are conducive, or fatal, to a man’s happiness, not only in this world, but in that which is to come. He claims to be miraculously inspired for the performance of this work; thus virtually acknowledging, like a sensible man, that nothing short of miraculous inspiration would qualify him for it. This miraculous inspiration, however, has been ineffectual to enable him to settle more than a very few questions. The most important to which common mortals can attain, is an implicit belief in his (the pope’s) infallibility! and, secondly, that the blackest vices of which they can be guilty are to believe and declare that he is only a man like the rest of them!

It required some fifteen or eighteen hundred years to enable him to reach definite conclusions on these two vital points. Yet it would seem that the first of these must necessarily be preliminary to his settlement of any other questions; because, until his own infallibility is determined, he can authoritatively decide nothing else. He has, however, heretofore attempted or pretended to settle a few others. And he may, perhaps, attempt or pretend to settle a few more in the future, if he shall continue to find anybody to listen to him. But his success, thus far, certainly does not encourage the belief that he will be able to settle all questions of virtue and vice, even in his peculiar department of religion, in time to meet the necessities of mankind. He, or his successors, will undoubtedly be compelled, at no distant day, to acknowledge that he has undertaken a task to which all his miraculous inspiration was inadequate; and that, of necessity, each human being must be left to settle all questions of this kind for himself. And it is not unreasonable to expect that all other popes, in other and lesser spheres, will some time have cause to come to the same conclusion. No one, certainly, not claiming supernatural inspiration, should undertake a task to which obviously nothing less than such inspiration is adequate. And, clearly, no one should surrender his own judgment to the teachings of others, unless he be first convinced that these others have something more than ordinary human knowledge on this subject.

If those persons, who fancy themselves gifted with both the power and the right to define and punish other men’s vices, would but turn their thoughts inwardly, they would probably find that they have a great work to do at home; and that, when that shall have been completed, they will be little disposed to do more towards correcting the vices of others, than simply to give to others the results of their experience and observation. In this sphere their labors may possibly be useful; but, in the sphere of infallibility and coercion, they will probably, for well-known reasons, meet with even less success in the future than such men have met with in the past.

IX.

It is now obvious, from the reasons already given, that government would be utterly impracticable, if it were to take cognizance of vices, and punish them as crimes. Every human being has his or her vices. Nearly all men have a great many. And they are of all kinds; physiological, mental, emotional; religious, social, commercial, industrial, economical, etc., etc. If government is to take cognizance of any of these vices, and punish them as crimes, then, to be consistent, it must take cognizance of all, and punish all impartially. The consequence would be, that everybody would be in prison for his or her vices. There would be no one left outside to lock the doors upon those within. In fact, courts enough could not be found to try the offenders, nor prisons enough built to hold them. All human industry in the acquisition of knowledge, and even in acquiring the means of subsistence, would be arrested: for we should all be under constant trial or imprisonment for our vices. But even if it were possible to imprison all the vicious, our knowledge of human nature tells us that, as a general rule, they would be far more vicious in prison than they ever have been out of it.

X.

A government that shall punish all vices impartially is so obviously an impossibility, that nobody was ever found, or ever will be found, foolish enough to propose it. The most that any one proposes is, that government shall punish some one, or at most a few, of what he esteems the grossest of them. But this discrimination is an utterly absurd, illogical, and tyrannical one. What right has any body of men to say, "The vices of other men we will punish; but our own vices nobody shall punish? We will restrain other men from seeking their own happiness, according to their own notions of it; but nobody shall restrain us from seeking our own happiness, according to our own notions of it? We will restrain other men from acquiring any experimental knowledge of what is conducive or necessary to their own happiness; but nobody shall restrain us from acquiring an experimental knowledge of what is conducive or necessary to our own happiness?"

Nobody but knaves or blockheads ever thinks of making such absurd assumptions as these. And yet, evidently, it is only upon such assumptions that anybody can claim the right to punish the vices of others, and at the same time claim exemption from punishment for his own.

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2017, 06:06:42 PM »
just a reminder , Opium abuse began with returning surviving soldiers from wars ,... Crimea , US Civil War , wwi , wwii  etc,,,

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2017, 06:14:06 PM »
http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/08/24/end-prohibition-heroin/GRq3TO2RwX3IWDYTjY8UPO/story.html

End the prohibition of heroin

A cop’s experience tells him the drug war is doing more harm than good

By Jack Cole
The Boston Globe
August 24, 2014

FOR 14 of the 26 years I served with the New Jersey State Police, I worked undercover narcotics. On the job, I saw first-hand the addictive power of opiates. Yet I also came to understand that the destruction of whole communities did not primarily result from the use or misuse of those drugs. No, the damage came from people — cops — doing what I did: dragging buyers and sellers away from their families and slamming them into the criminal justice system, depriving both them and their neighborhoods of all hope. I witnessed people we disparagingly called “junkies” dying with needles in their arms not because heroin is a poison but because the heroin was poisoned. I did more harm than good, and the harder my colleagues and I tried, the more damage we did.

Today, the relentless, appalling loss of life associated with heroin and other dangerous drugs has become commonplace. As a police officer, I understand the instinct to mete out punishment, send a message, put somebody away for abusing drugs. Nonetheless, my experience has shown me that it is futile, counterproductive, and dangerous to try to arrest our way out of this very real problem.

Heroin’s status as a Schedule I illegal drug has ceded its control and distribution to the most unscrupulous and unregulated players among us with the predictably tragic results. Prohibition has completely failed to curb either supply or demand for opiates. It has not only failed to protect our young and vulnerable, but also cost many their lives — deaths from heroin overdose alone have increased ninefold since the drug war began. The whole family of opiates is dangerous, seductive, and addictive under the best of circumstances, but when the circumstances are defined by a destabilizing cat-and-mouse game for those in the thrall of addiction, those dangers are intensified.

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Re: Heroin is bad: Fentanyl is MUCH WORSE... Overdoses at all-time high
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2017, 07:09:28 PM »

America’s southern neighbor was also identified in the DEA report as the primary source of clandestinely-produced fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is an estimated 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and 25 to 40 times stronger than heroin.

Fentanyl, which is often added to heroin to increase its effects, has also been linked to hundreds of deaths in the United States in recent years.


In my neck of the woods we've had an unprecedented number of overdoses in the past few years. They are finding people overdosing because of FENTANYL - not heroin.

Why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin, in a single photo
https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/29/fentanyl-heroin-photo-fatal-doses/


NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE FORENSIC LAB: On the left, a lethal dose of heroin; on the right, a lethal dose of fentanyl.

The opioid crisis just keeps getting worse, in part because new types of drugs keep finding their way onto the streets. entanyl, heroin’s synthetic cousin, is among the worst offenders.

It’s deadly because it’s so much stronger than heroin, as shown by the photograph above, which was taken at the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory. On the left is a lethal dose of heroin, equivalent to about 30 milligrams; on the right is a 3-milligram dose of fentanyl, enough to kill an average-sized adult male.

Fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is up to 100 times more potent than morphine and many times that of heroin.

Drugs users generally don’t know when their heroin is laced with fentanyl, so when they inject their usual quantity of heroin, they can inadvertently take a deadly dose of the substance. In addition, while dealers try to include fentanyl to improve potency, their measuring equipment usually isn’t fine-tuned enough to ensure they stay below the levels that could cause users to overdose. Plus, the fentanyl sold on the street is almost always made in a clandestine lab; it is less pure than the pharmaceutical version and thus its effect on the body can be more unpredictable.

Heroin and fentanyl look identical, and with drugs purchased on the street, “you don’t know what you’re taking,” Tim Pifer, the director of the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, told STAT in an interview. “You’re injecting yourself with a loaded gun.”

Dope Sick: A harrowing story of best friends, addiction — and a stealth killer
New Hampshire, like the rest of New England, has been particularly hard hit by the opioid epidemic. The state saw a total of 439 drug overdoses in 2015; most were related to opioids, and about 70 percent of these opioid-related deaths involved fentanyl. The state has seen 200 deadly opioid overdoses this year so far, said Pifer.

Fentanyl was originally used as an anesthetic. Then doctors realized how effective it was at relieving pain in small quantities and started using it for that purpose. In the hands of trained professionals — and with laboratory-grade equipment — fentanyl actually has a pretty wide therapeutic index, or range within which the drug is both effective and safe.

The difference in strength between heroin and fentanyl arises from differences in their chemical structures. The chemicals in both bind to the mu opioid receptor in the brain. But fentanyl gets there faster than morphine — the almost-instantaneous byproduct when the body breaks down heroin — because it more easily passes through the fat that is plentiful in the brain. Fentanyl also hugs the receptor so tightly that a tiny amount is enough to start the molecular chain of events that instigates opioids’ effects on the body.

This tighter affinity for the opioid receptor also means more naloxone — or Narcan — may be needed to combat a fentanyl overdose than a heroin overdose.

“In a fentanyl overdose, you may not be able to totally revive the person with the Narcan dose you have,” said Scott Lukas, director of the Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. “Naloxone easily knocks morphine off of the receptor, but does that less so to fentanyl.”

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Fentanyl crisis: Drug overdoses claim unprecedented 914 lives in B.C. in 2016
B.C. health minister calls on Ottawa to declare a federal public health emergency
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/overdose-death-statistics-2016-1.3941224

llicit drug overdoses claimed the lives of 914 people in B.C. in 2016, the BC Coroners Service revealed Wednesday, making it the deadliest overdose year on record and representing an increase of nearly 80 per cent from the year before.

December saw another spike in deaths with 142 recorded, up from the previous monthly high of 128 recorded in November of 2016.

Fentanyl, an opioid 100 times more potent than heroin, has been a "game changer" for drug overdose deaths in B.C., said Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe.
"This is an illicit drug dependency crisis and it is not likely to be resolved anytime soon," she said.
B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake announced more money for treatment beds and said the federal government needs to step up.
"The federal government should declare a federal public health emergency," said Lake.
"We haven't seen the response that I think this type of epidemic requires on a national scale."

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Why Fentanyl Is So Much More Deadly Than Heroin
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2016/04/09/why-fentanyl-is-so-much-more-deadly-than-heroin/#389a3d8256af

When prescription opioids started getting too difficult or too expensive to procure, people addicted to them started turning to heroin–a shift that’s created an “epidemic” of heroin use in whole new groups of people. Now, a new opioid is rising in use and overdose: Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is 50-100 times more potent than morphine, according to a recent statement on fentanyl by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and 25-50 times more potent than heroin. And its presence seems to be rising sharply, which means that, given its potency, deaths from the drug are also rising.

In 2014, 18,000 people died of opioids, and another 8,000 from heroin. It’s not clear how many people are dying from fentanyl overdoses each day now, but the numbers are climbing sharply in pockets across the U.S. and Canada. Fentanyl is often, without the buyer’s knowledge, mixed with heroin or cocaine, because it’s cheaper than either of them, and much stronger. Here's what we know about why fentanyl is so powerful, in the body and as a new presence in society.

What does fentanyl do in the brain?

There’s no difference in the way in which fentanyl works on the brain from any of the other opioids–it crosses the blood-brain barrier, just like they all do, and binds with the brain’s μ-opioid receptors. From here, it creates analgesia and euphoria.

“What makes it more or less euphoric than other opioids is how quickly it binds” says Lewis Nelson, MD, medical toxicologist and emergency physician at NYU's School of Medicine. “If I give you morphine intravenously, it circulates in the blood, then it crosses blood-brain barrier and binds the opioid receptors. But it takes a little while. Heroin crosses much more rapidly–so it’s really euphoric. And fentanyl is very rapid, and therefore very euphoric.”

And fentanyl’s potency is much greater than the other opioids’–that is, it takes much, much less of the drug to have the same effect. So it’s also lethal at much lower doses than even heroin. Micrograms of fentanyl are effective, rather than milligrams of the other opioids:

This difference in fentanyl's potency is critical–it takes very little to have the same effect as other opioids. The reason so many are dying is because the dose is relatively uncontrolled with street fentanyl, and small excesses can lead to overdose. There’s nothing inherently more dangerous about fentanyl than other opioids except the way it is dosed and sold. This should not suggest that the other opioids are not dangerous; they all are.

The physical effects

Aside from producing an intense high quickly, Fentanyl also produces a number of other effects–nausea, vomiting, analgesia, sedation and respiratory depression among them, according to drugabuse.gov. And like other opioids, it causes death via respiratory arrest (one’s breathing slows to a stop), rather than cardiac arrest.

“The only thing killing you is respiratory depression,” says Nelson. “If I took a few times the therapeutic dose of an opioid, my breathing would slow, and I might die in several hours–it’s a slow spiral toward death. If you took 10 times the dose, you'd likely die, and if you took 100 times, you'd die immediately." Fentanyl is just a more rapid version of the same kind of death, from respiratory depression.

Where it comes from and where it’s going

Fentanyl was once largely extracted from pharmaceuticals–the fentanyl patch, for instance, used to have a reservoir of the drug that was plainly visible, so one could simply suck the liquid out with a syringe. But now the patches have the drug embedded in a mesh, so are more difficult to extract. So fentanyl for street sale often seems to be made in China and imported to the U.S. through Mexico. And because it’s synthesized, rather than plant-derived, it’s worth the effort. (<--- "seems" is not "is"...)

“From the dealer’s perspective, heroin is still hard to make,” says Nelson. “You have to grow it, extract it, convert it, transport into the country. Fentanyl is so much easier. And because it’s 50x more potent than heroin, the volumes are much easier to transport–you can put it in a car instead of truck, or a plane instead of a boat.”

And use of the drug, and of course overdoses, are rising in pockets around the country. Northern California just reported a spike in fentanyl-related deaths–and 48 overdoses and 12 deaths since late March 2016 alone. In Philadelphia, there was a 300% rise in fentanyl deaths from 2013 to 2014. Young people are trying the drug, just like with heroin, but so are middle-aged people, either wittingly or unwittingly. The problem is that not everyone is going out to buy it intentionally–many are in the market for something else, but getting the drug cut with fentanyl. Or worse, only fentanyl.

“In Sacramento, it’s not fentanyl being sold as heroin even, but it’s being pressed into pill and sold as Norco [a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen],” says Nelson. “If counterfeit pills are out there, it is a real problem given the large number of people who ingest rather than inject opioids.” Again, in some of these cases, there’s only fentanyl present, and none of the drug that’s being marketed.

Long-term use of fentanyl is probably somewhat rarer than heroin or other opioids, just by virtue of the fact that it’s so potent that the margin of error is quite small. “A milligram of a drug is a the size of a pinhead. A microgram is thousand times less than that,” says Nelson. “Fentanyl is always mixed into something else. So you’re putting a lot of trust in your dealer. If you make a batch with just a little more, then you see overdose increases in spots in city.” So there are a lot of ways in which the use of fentanyl can go wrong.

Fentanyl will likely grow much more widespread before it peters out. And the fix probably lies not on the street or drug labs, but in exam rooms in doctor's offices. Changing our prescribing practices would prevent many more addictions than any other avenue, says Nelson. “We are turning out opioid addicts pretty quickly in this country. De novo use is always going to be around–kids are curious and they try something–and the DEA can’t really do anything about that. It’s a Sisyphean task. But stopping the other addicts that form–those who get addicted through prescribing practices–happens by improving the way we practice medicine.”

It would take a lot of people working together to shift how we use opioids in this country. It’s possible, but it won’t happen overnight. “Constituencies on both sides are lining up. But it’s hard, because there are so many players,” says Nelson. “Doctors are involved, patient advocacy groups are involved. Pharma is involved, the government is involved. The problem is incredibly complicated.

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Can anybody say, "Eugenics"?

The opioid crisis is raging, the costs to treat addicts are rising, the DPH pays most of the cost for an addict to enter long-term treatment, treatment programs don't have enough beds for people, the prison-industrial complex is booming with drug-related crimes sending people to jail, the PHARMA industry is BOOMING selling Methadone, Suboxone, and other drugs (life-time treatment in many cases) to help addicts stay off of the 'illegal' drugs, and become dependent on the LEGAL DRUGS.

Seems like a business model at work here.

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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2017, 01:36:47 PM »
http://www.infowars.com/ex-official-calls-on-mexico-to-unleash-drug-cartels-to-punish-trump/
Ex-Mexico Official Calls on Mexico to Unleash Drug Cartels to Punish Trump
Suggests drugs should be allowed to flow into U.S.

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com -  January 31, 2017

Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jorge Castañeda has called on Mexico to punish President Trump for his actions on deporting illegal immigrants and building a border wall by allowing criminal cartels to run drugs into the United States.

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Castañeda suggested that drug cartels could be unleashed on the U.S. as retribution for Trump’s aggressive stance towards Mexico.

“Mexico has a lot of negotiating chips in this matter, Fareed, but it also has measures we could take in other areas,” said Castañeda. “For example, the drugs that come through Mexico from South America, or the drugs that are produced here in Mexico all go to the United States. This is not our problem. We have been cooperating with the United States for many years on these issues because they’ve asked us to and because we have a friendly, trustful relationship. If that relationship disappears, the reasons for cooperation also disappear.”

Castañeda is clearly suggesting that Mexican authorities could take a hands off approach to stopping drug traffickers as part of a revenge attack against Trump.
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From 2006-2010 alone, Mexican drug cartels killed around 34,000 people, and that’s just on the Mexican side. Those murders included gruesome ISIS-style beheadings and other grisly executions.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Casta%C3%B1eda_Gutman
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Castañeda's political career began as a member of the Mexican Communist Party but he has since moved [ infiltrated] to the political center. He served as an advisor to Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas during his (failed) presidential campaign in 1988 and advised Vicente Fox during his (successful) presidential campaign in 2000.
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2017, 01:43:56 PM »
I wasn't aware the CIA needed Mexico's permission to ship drugs into the U.S.

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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2017, 01:57:17 PM »
https://www.statnews.com/2016/04/05/fentanyl-traced-to-china/
‘Truly terrifying’: Communist Chinese suppliers flood US and Canada with deadly fentanyl
By David Armstrong @DavidArmstrongX
April 5, 2016

The dozen packages were shipped from China to mail centers and residences in Southern California. One box was labeled as a “Hole Puncher.”

In fact, it was a quarter-ton pill press, which federal investigators allege was destined for a suburban Los Angeles drug lab. The other packages, shipped throughout January and February, contained materials for manufacturing fentanyl, an opioid so potent that in some forms it can be deadly if touched.

When it comes to the illegal sale of fentanyl, most of the attention has focused on Mexican cartels that are adding the drug to heroin smuggled into the United States. But Chinese suppliers are providing both raw fentanyl and the machinery necessary for the assembly-line production of the drug powering a terrifying and rapid rise of fatal overdoses across the United States and Canada, according to drug investigators and court documents.
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2017, 02:03:51 PM »
So then what's the solution?

Escalate the CIA-approved drug war even more (in the name of "liberty")?

Is it not enough that we already lock up more of our own people than any other nation on the planet?

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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2017, 02:12:40 PM »
So then what's the solution? Escalate the CIA-approved drug war even more (in the name of "liberty")?
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Right, the cia ancestry of globalist operative Dulles  ,,,  the need is to shut down the financial profits of the drug trade which is by the US banks and literally smuggling tons of cash out of the USA ...
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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2017, 02:18:54 PM »
Right, the cia ancestry of globalist operative Dulles  ,,, the need is to shut down the financial profits of the drug trade which is by the US banks and literally smuggling tons of cash out of the USA...

If I'm president, I sign my death warrant by saying the following on national television:

"My fellow Americans, I can't do this alone. So I call on all of you to exert non-stop pressure on Congress to (a) abolish the CIA and (b) pass the National Emergency Employment Defense Act."
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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2017, 02:27:44 PM »
http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/09/mexican-drug-cartels-ramping-up-production-of-deadly-drug/
Mexican Drug Cartels Ramping Up Production Of Deadly Drug

Fentanyl, the extremely potent opioid that Prince overdosed on, has now become a linchpin of drug cartels across Mexico due to its extreme profitability, The New York Times reports.

The United States has an insatiable demand for opioids in the 21st century, including heroin, oxycontin and other prescription drugs, with unintentional overdose deaths quadrupling since 1999.

“However, what makes fentanyl more dangerous than typical opioids is its potency. It is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 more than morphine and is highly addictive. It is not like any other drug — it crosses the blood-brain barrier more quickly and has a very rapid onset of action, making it more prone to habit forming and more prone to abuse than other prescription opioids,” said Dr. Caleb Alexander, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness.

Originally created as a painkiller for cancer patients, the drug is now being manufactured in a synthetic form, instead of a purer pharmaceutical form, in Mexican drug labs.

Primarily sourced from Mexico, the synthetic version of fentanyl is trafficked across the U.S. border. It is often mixed with heroin and distributed in local American drug markets, making it even more insidious because many heroin users are unaware of the presence of the highly fatal fentanyl in their drugs.

Manufacturing fentanyl synthetically is much more inexpensive and efficient than having to find and grow opium poppies to produce the drug. Because of the drug’s potency, only a few micrograms — which, if ingested purely, would result in death — are needed turn a profit on the market. According to The New York Times, one pure gram of fentanyl can be diluted and cut with other agents to produce 16 to 24 kilograms of product.


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Re: Heroin
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2017, 02:30:29 PM »
If I'm president, I sign my death warrant by saying the following on national television:

"My fellow Americans, I can't do this alone. So I call on all of you to exert non-stop pressure on Congress to (a) abolish the CIA and (b) pass the National Emergency Employment Defense Act."

The following eight congressmen KNOW about secret CIA drug smuggling and have given it a big thumbs up. They APPROVE of the importation of heroin into the US.



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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2017, 04:30:18 PM »
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
CIA FELL OUT WITH SYRIA OVER HEROIN?
http://aangirfan.blogspot.jp/2012/02/cia-fell-out-with-syria-over-heroin.html


Bush and Assad (senior)

Did the USA fall out with Assad over heroin?

Syria's Basil Assad died in a car crash in 1994.

Reportedly Basil was killed because of his role in suppressing the Syrian-Lebanese drug trade in the Bekaa Valley. (Website)


CIA asset' Monzer al Kassar at home

1. In the 1980's, Syria reportedly had links to 'the CIA's trade in arms and heroin'.
According to "The Last Circle" , by Cherie Seymour - Chapter 8:
Syria's Monzer Al Kassar, a friend of the Assad family, reportedly worked with the USA's Colonel Oliver North.
Reportedly, Al Kassar sold heroin to the USA and some of the profits were used by North to buy arms for the fascist Nicaraguan Contras.
The US Tower Commission probe into Irangate revealed that Al Kassar had been paid $1.2 million by Oliver North's coconspirator General Richard Secord to move weapons from Israel to the Contras.
In her book "October Surprise," former Reagan White House aide Barbara Honegger alleged that Al Kassar's heroin smuggling network in Italy was used to send NATO arms to Iran with the help of Italian intelligence officials linked to the Masonic lodge, P2.
Al Kassar was reported to hold large tracts of land in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

2. In 1988, the CIA allegedly brought down PanAm 103 over Lockerbie.
The CIA reportedly wanted to destroy Major Charles McKee and his team who had gathered evidence of CIA drug smuggling and who were flying to the USA to act as whistleblowers.
According to "The Last Circle" , by Cherie Seymour - Chapter 8:
Lester Coleman, a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer worked with the secret unit, Middle East Collection 10 (MC10) in Cyprus.
Two senior MC10 members, Mathew Kevin Gannon and Major Charles Dennis McKee, were on PanAm flight 103 when it exploded; they had just returned from a mission in Beirut.
Coleman explained that the Drugs Enforcement Administration (DEA), with the narcotics squad of the Cypriot national police, the German BKA police and British customs, ran an operation through Cyprus and airports in Europe, including Frankfurt.
The operation involved delivering heroin from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon to the United States; the operation was codenamed "Khourah." Coleman maintained that Pan Am Flight 103 was being used by the DEA.

3. Reportedly, Lockerbie was about heroin.
According to "The Last Circle" , by Cherie Seymour - Chapter 8:
Pan Am hired the private investigative firm of Interfor to look into the bombing.
Interfor maintained that PanAm 103 was part of a heroin smuggling route run by a drug trafficking ring protected by the CIA.
Interfor claimed the ring was overseen by Monzer Al Kassar.
The CIA and DEA had apparently both instructed Germany's internal intelligence agency, the BKA, to allow certain suitcases to pass uninspected onto US bound flights at the Frankfort airport, where Flight 103 originated.
A suitcase which was supposed to be full of the usual heroin was covertly substituted with a suitcase full of explosives.
 


4. Reportedly, the CIA interfered with the evidence in the Lockerbie case.
According to David Guyatt (LOCKERBIE - THE SYRIAN CONNECTION - Deep Black Lies):
Within hours of Pan Am 103 exploding over the small Scottish village, CIA agents were swarming over the wreckage...
Aboard the downed plane was a secret, five-man Defence Intelligence Agency 'team' headed by Major Charles 'Tiny' McKee.
A suitcase belonging to McKee was recovered and emptied before being returned to the site to be 'found' again.
Inside had been a large quantity of Heroin, some 'sensitive' documents, plus a large quantity of cash and travellers cheques.
These items were 'purged' from official records.
Incredibly, an unidentified body was also removed from the crash site.
No official explanation has been given for these extraordinary examples of evidence tampering.

5. In 1989, the drug smuggling continued.
In 1989, CNN aired a report that included clandestine video pictures of members of the Colombian drug cartel meeting with Syrian drug lords in Larnaca, Cyprus.
The Syrian identified in the video tapes was Raiss Assad the nephew of Syrian president, Hafaz Assad. (DEA: Syria a Major Player in Drug Trade)

6. In 1990, Syria gained its reward.
From "The Last Circle" , by Cherie Seymour aka Carol Marshall - Chapter 8, we learn:
Syria was part of George Bush's coalition which toppled Saddam.
In 1990, the USA allowed a government backed by Syria to take power in Lebanon.
Under the agreement with the USA, Syria kept control of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley famous for its production of heroin and other drugs.


Monzer al Kassar

7. The newspaper Scotland on Sunday reported 16/9/ 2001 that Osama bin Laden made his fortune in part by working with Jewish-Russian mafia operations in Qatar and Cyprus. (Cached)
From an article entitled Robert Gates, Lockerbie, October Surprise, Iran-Contra, we learn of the following allegation:
Reportedly, al Kassar would have known about Mohamed Atta 'flying Lebanese heroin into Florida for Porter Goss's 911 operation'.
Reportedly, tied to Porter Goss' 911 training operation in Florida were the Muslim Brotherhood, and agents of the intelligence agencies of Saudi Arabia, Germany, Syria and Pakistan.


The Lockerbie Case: Megrahi says in a new book that he was framed

From the Scottish edition of The Sunday Times:
"The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing claims he will produce evidence that will prove he was framed for Britain's worst terrorist atrocity.
"In a forthcoming book ... Megrahi alleges that British and American authorities knew that a crucial piece of evidence linking Libya to the downing of Pan Am 103 was planted.
"Documents obtained by his defence team are said to reveal that a fragment of electronic timer - said to be part of the bomb - was subjected to forensic testing before Megrahi's trial in 2000.
"The Libyan claims that the tests failed to detect explosive residues on the fragment but that this information was not revealed at his trial.



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Re: Heroin
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2017, 08:58:03 PM »
PHARMA COMPANY RAISED THE PRICE OF OPIOID OVERDOSE “ANTIDOTE” SIX-FOLD TO PROFIT FROM EPIDEMIC

[1/31/17]  VICKI BATTS–  It is no secret that corruption is an industry-wide problem when it comes to pharmaceuticals. But now, it seems that corruption has taken an even more sinister twist. As the number of Americans overdosing on Big Pharma’s golden ticket — the opioid painkiller — continues to increase, it seems that one pharma company has taken it upon themselves to increase the cost of the antidote by more than six-fold.

In other words, the industry is raising the cost of a drug that is used to treat a problem that the industry itself created. How cunning.

Big Pharma is known for drastically raising the price of much-needed drugs. Martin Shkreli notoriously increased the price of valuable AIDS medication by an astonishing 5,000 percent. Mylan raised the price of the EpiPen to over $600; a staggering increase for drug with relatively cheap ingredients. Now a Virgina-based company, Kaleo, is raising the price of an injector device that is used to deliver a life-saving drug as the opioid epidemic reaches its peak.
Another life-saving device is price-gouged

The device, called Evzio, is used to administer naloxone — the antidote used to treat opioid overdoses. It’s been estimated that over the course of 2015 alone, more than 33,000 people died from opioid overdoses. Deaths continued to skyrocket in 2016, as well.

In 2014, a twin-pack of Evzio was priced at an expensive $690. Now, that price has reached an astronomical $4,500 for the very same duo. (RELATED: See more stories of rigged prices and dishonest practices at RIGGED.news)

Ironically, the creators of Evzio — Eric and Evan Edwards — claim that their initial aspirations were to become a competitor of the EpiPen. Now, their company is following in the footsteps of the EpiPen’s current patent-holder, Mylan, by drastically raising the price of their product by a huge amount. The brothers have even said that they were inspired to create an EpiPen product due to their own food allergies.

You’d think that because of their own experiences, they’d be less inclined to so obviously price-gouge their products for profit, but apparently the temptation to cash in on other people’s suffering is too great to pass up.

Evzio is a talking device — which its creators say justifies the price. And naloxone is not a particularly cheap drug; 10mL of it costs approximately $150. But is the $4,500 price tag really justifiable when just over two years ago, the same product cost less than $700?

Experts say that there is no explanation for the jaw-dropping increase in price.

Read more:  http://govtslaves.info/pharma-company-raised-the-price-of-opioid-overdose-antidote-six-fold-to-profit-from-epidemic/
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2017, 12:27:20 PM »
https://www.ice.gov/bulk-cash-smuggling-center/faq
Combating Bulk Cash Smuggling

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is the largest investigative agency in the Department of Homeland Security. ICE HSI enforces a wide array of laws, including those related to financial crime, trade fraud, counterfeiting and cash smuggling.

In recent years, the smuggling of bulk currency has become a preferred method for drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises to move illicit proceeds across our borders.
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https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/border-patrol-arrests-duo-bulk-cash-smuggling
Border Patrol Arrests Duo for Bulk Cash Smuggling
Release Date: August 26, 2016

Largest cash seizure ever for San Diego Sector

ESCONDIDO, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men on Tuesday afternoon for smuggling more than $3 million dollars that was being transported in separate vehicles traveling in North County.

At about 1:45 p.m. an agent conducted a vehicle stop on a Kia Forte on W Country Club Ln. after following the vehicle on Interstate 15.  The agent suspected that the driver of the Kia Forte was driving in tandem with a Volkswagen Passat, which sped off as the vehicle stop was in progress.

At the scene of the vehicle stop, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted agents to conduct a search of the vehicle, resulting in the discovery of eight vacuum-sealed bundles containing $33,880 that was stashed in the center console.  A 53-year-old male U.S. citizen was arrested upon the discovery.


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The two suspects were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations and are facing federal charges for currency smuggling.

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http://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/25/world/drug-traffickers-smuggling-tons-of-cash-from-us-through-mexico.html
Drug Traffickers Smuggling Tons of Cash From U.S. Through Mexico
By ANTHONY DEPALMA JAN. 25, 1996

Under cover of darkness in the northern desert, a tramp Caravelle 727 set down hard on the sand 30 miles outside Hermosillo a few minutes past midnight last March 11.

On board were 2.5 tons of Colombian cocaine. But the equally important mission was to pick up money, possibly several tons of $5, $10 and $20 bills totaling as much as $20 million in proceeds from street corner drug sales in the United States that were to be brought back to Colombia.

When the wheels of the old jet got mired in the desert sand, the mission was scuttled. The money, the crew and the cocaine disappeared.
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On April 17, police agents at Benito Juarez International Airport here opened 12 boxes containing new air conditioners bound for Bogota, Colombia. Stuffed inside the Arctic Air window units was $6.2 million in small American bills.
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These incidents were signs of a major new problem facing Latin American drug lords: how to smuggle tons of dollars home, a task that is in some ways even more daunting than smuggling cocaine into the United States. For many years, the cartels relied on financial wizards and manipulation of the banking system to send much of their drug profits home electronically.
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Under Mexican law, the banks and exchange houses do not have to report large transactions -- as they would in the United States -- and no one knows for certain what goes where. And money-laundering is not a criminal offense in Mexico, but a tax violation.
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2017, 04:22:40 PM »
FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Heroin and Synthetic Drug Abuse The House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force
heard testimony from physicians and public health advocates about concerns related to synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?423528-1/health-care-advocates-testify-synthetic-opioids&live

Fentanyl = 100x more potent than morphine.

Fentanyl (also known as fentanil) is a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication with a rapid onset and short duration of action.[6] It is a potent agonist at the μ-opioid receptors. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.[7]
Fentanyl was first made by Paul Janssen in 1960,[8] following the medical inception of pethidine (also known as meperidine, marketed as Demerol) several years earlier. Janssen developed fentanyl by assaying analogues of the structurally related drug pethidine for opioid activity.[9] The widespread use of fentanyl triggered the production of fentanyl citrate (the salt formed by combining fentanyl and citric acid in a 1:1 stoichiometric ratio),[10] which entered medical use as a general anaesthetic under the trade name Sublimaze in the 1960s. Following this, many other fentanyl analogues were developed and introduced into medical practice, including sufentanil, alfentanil, remifentanil, and lofentanil.


Sufentanil = 500x more potent than morphine.


Sufentanil (R30730, brand name Sufenta) is a synthetic opioid analgesic drug approximately five to 10 times more potent than its parent drug, fentanyl, and 500 times as potent as morphine. Structurally, sufentanil differs from fentanyl through the addition of a methoxymethyl group on the piperidine ring (which is believed to reduce duration of action[2]), and the replacement of the phenyl ring by thiophene. Sufentanil first was synthesized at Janssen Pharmaceutica in 1974.[3]

Carfentanil = 10,000x more potent

Carfentanil or carfentanyl (also known as 4-carbomethoxyfentanyl) is an analog of the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl. It is 10,000 times more potent than morphine, making it among the most potent commercially used opioids.[1] Carfentanil was first synthesized in 1974 by a team of chemists at Janssen Pharmaceutica which included Paul Janssen.[2] It is marketed under the trade name Wildnil as a general anaesthetic agent for large animals.[3]
Side effects of carfentanil are similar to those of fentanyl, which include itching, nausea and respiratory depression, which can be life-threatening. Fentanyl analogs have killed hundreds of people throughout Europe and the former Soviet republics since the most recent resurgence in use began in Estonia in the early 2000s, and novel derivatives continue to appear.[4]
Carfentanil is classified as Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act in the United States with a DEA ACSCN of 9743 and a 2016 annual aggregate manufacturing quota of 19 grams.[5]
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Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2017, 04:36:04 PM »
New Drug:
PINK - U-47700
http://www.inquisitr.com/3600359/new-drug-pink-causing-deaths-nationwide-opioid-u-47700-easily-purchased-online-despite-federal-ban/

The drug known as Pink is nearly eight times more powerful than heroin and is being connected to several deaths nationwide. Known to chemists as U-47700, the deadly synthetic opioid is easily purchased online and shipped to just about anyone.

“This stuff is so powerful that if you touch it, you could go into cardiac arrest,” Park City, Utah, Police Chief Wade Carpenter told NBC News. “The problem is if you have a credit card and a cell phone, you have access to it.”

In early September, two teenage boys in Park City died within two days of each other after allegedly experimenting with Pink. Grant Seaver, 13, was found dead from an apparent overdose of U-47700 on September 11. Just 48 hours later, the lifeless body of Ryan Ainsworth, also 13, was discovered by his father. Investigators believe the two decided to try Pink after participating in discussions about the drug on SnapChat and other social media sites. (continued)


Pink: Stronger Than Heroin, But Legal In Most States

by ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/pink-stronger-heroin-legal-most-states-n666446

DEA Classifies U-47700, or “Pink”, As A Schedule I Drug
http://www.natlawreview.com/article/dea-classifies-u-47700-or-pink-schedule-i-drug
Friday, September 16, 2016
The Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) announced September 7, 2016 that it intends to temporarily schedule the synthetic opioid known as U-47700 on Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act because it poses an imminent hazard to the public safety. A final scheduling order will be made on or after October 7, 2016.  Schedule I drugs are drugs that have a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the U.S., and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
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Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2017, 05:39:30 PM »
 memory lane:
The Golden Triangle..A guy I knew, Sgt. Paul Withers, green beret was posted TDY to laos, his mission was protecting an clandestine airstrip. He lived with the tribe that processed the poppy into tar/opium.. The Agency would fly in, pick up the goods and from what he heard ( only scuttlebut)it was then sent to Belguim for processing.
&  We all know the Afghanistan opium production went through the roof after the invasion, 60% growth..

& YES, bigpharma is rocking, not only do they produce opiates, they sell meds to counteract the drugs, it has been said on a post the cost of the trigger drug to save a human rose 600%..
  If a product creates addiction, drugs, the parasites will own it.

 To end, if a human needs lifesaving medicine, it is a money machine for Bigpharma.
Trump has said he is looking into this, finally a tad of justice/ integritty is being shown.
   

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2017, 11:20:43 AM »


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-05-11/the-heroin-business-is-booming-in-america
The Heroin Business Is Booming in America
Cartels boost profits as painkiller supplies tighten up.


by Jeanna Smialek
May 11, 2017, 3:00 AM PDT
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On a drizzly May afternoon, a man in gray sweatpants and a black Bengals hoodie sold a half-gram of heroin for $70 inside a dingy market on the west side of Cincinnati. The buyer was a plainclothes police officer; the seller was promptly handcuffed. The bust was the first of two that a team of local police would make that Thursday and one of several heroin-related cases to cross their radios: Three people overdosed, and another was caught driving under the influence. Compared with some days in their district, it was pretty slow.

Heroin has become so pervasive in cities such as Cincinnati and so profitable for the cartels that supply it that even cops admit the sporadic arrests they make have little effect. “It’s really not going to make any impact out on the street,” says Detective Brandon Connley, speaking from the damp parking lot outside the market. “Everybody and their mom sells drugs these days. There’s always somebody right there to pick back up.”
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Cartels have begun lacing heroin with synthetic opioids including fentanyl, making a dose more addictive and cheaper to produce. Overdose reversal shots are helping addicts survive, often to use again, giving dealers a steady supply of repeat customers. With persistent demand and increasingly wide profit margins, 2017 is shaping up as the most profitable year ever for the U.S. heroin trade.

“We are seeing an unbelievably sad and extensive heroin epidemic, and there is no end in sight,” says Daniel Ciccarone, a medical doctor at the University of California at San Francisco who studies the heroin market
. “We are not, in 2017, anywhere close to the top of this thing. Heroin has a life force of its own.”

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The bottom line: As states and doctors make it tougher to get prescription opioids, drug cartels are making big profits selling heroin to addicts.


[ I really don't know if that the "bottom line" ... The states need to make a bigger effort to help people get off the drugs and give them a reason to live... something the christian churches used to do ]
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2017, 11:35:32 AM »
Beware guys and ladies. My brother was on heroin.  :-[

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2017, 06:14:05 PM »
Beware guys and ladies. My brother was on heroin.  :-[
               Hi Al,,I hope your bro is doing OK.

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« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2017, 06:33:40 AM »
               Hi Al,,I hope your bro is doing OK.

Thanks to God. He have 2 children. Chris, thank you for asking.

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2017, 11:12:47 AM »
maybe the only answer ... draconian measures ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37172002
Philippines drugs war: The woman who kills dealers for a living
  26 August 2016
    From the section Asia

The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the country's dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament.

When you meet an assassin who has killed six people, you don't expect to encounter a diminutive, nervous young woman carrying a baby.

"My first job was two years ago in this province nearby. I felt really scared and nervous because it was my first time."
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She is part of a hit team that includes three women, who are valued because they can get close to their victims without arousing the same suspicion a man would.

Since President Duterte was elected, and urged citizens and police to kill drug dealers who resisted arrest, Maria has killed five more people, shooting them all in the head.
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Contract killing is nothing new in the Philippines. But the hit squads have never been as busy as they are now. President Duterte has sent out an unambiguous message.

Ahead of his election, he promised to kill 100,000 criminals in his first six months in office.

And he has warned drug dealers in particular: "Do not destroy my country, because I will kill you."

Last weekend he reiterated that blunt view, as he defended the extrajudicial killings of suspected criminals.

"Do the lives of 10 of these criminals really matter? If I am the one facing all this grief, would 100 lives of these idiots mean anything to me?"
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later that evening ...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/01/06/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-drug-war/96062066/
Duterte's controversial drug war: 6 months, 6,000 deaths in the Philippines
 Thomas Maresca, Special for USA TODAY
Published 7:04 a.m. ET Jan. 6, 2017 | Updated 5:50 a.m. ET Jan. 9, 2017
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Several men with guns drawn stormed into the house.

The target of the incident Dec. 7 was Torculas' mother — an admitted dealer of shabu, the local name for crystal meth. Torculas' girlfriend, Chilotte Flaviano, took their five kids into the bedroom. She heard loud voices, then gunfire.

Torculas, 27, died, struck by eight bullets on the street. Police said he fired first, but Flaviano insisted Torculas didn't own a gun. His mother was arrested.
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Similar scenes have played out here and in other cities under President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial drug war.

The total body count of suspected drug dealers or users tops 6,000. More than 2,000 were killed in police operations, and the other 4,000 died in vigilante or extrajudicial killings.

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“I think people have missed the point that our system is rotten,” Gordon said. “The whole prosecution system is rotten. The whole investigation system is rotten. There's not enough money for more investigators. There's not enough money for crime laboratories. There's too many passes being issued to people who do crime, and that's what gives them impunity.”

The public’s distrust and frustration with the system allows Duterte’s message to resonate, said John Gershman, a professor of public service at New York University and an expert on the Philippines.

“I think he's effectively tapped into this dissatisfaction with the criminal justice system,” Gershman said.

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2017, 11:34:57 AM »
Who guards the poppy fields?

Who ships it in?

Who launders the money?

Good luck getting a semi-rational answer to any of those questions from a drug war advocate.

Let's put it plainly, shall we?

f**k THE CIA, AMA, FDA, BIG PHARMA, PETRO-CHEM CORPS, UN DRUG SHEDULE, THE MONEY WASHERS ON WALL STREET & HOLLYWOOD, THE 3 PIECE SUIT WANNABE GANGSTERS AND A GOVERNMENT THAT ALLOWS IT TO HAPPEN.

Good luck with that.
This country did not achieve greatness with the mindset of "safety first" but rather "live free or die".

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2017, 01:16:00 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-issues-sweeping-new-criminal-charging-policy/2017/05/11/4752bd42-3697-11e7-b373-418f6849a004_story.html?utm_term=.8918523475a9
Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy

By Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky May 12 at 11:25 AM

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Sessions said prosecutors would have discretion to avoid sentences “that would result in an injustice,” but his message was clear: His Justice Department will be tougher on drug offenders than its predecessor.

“These are not low-level drug offenders we, in the federal courts, are focusing on,” Sessions said.
“These are drug dealers, and you drug dealers are going to prison.”
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Re: Heroin
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2017, 01:21:30 PM »
Let's put it plainly, shall we?

f**k THE CIA, AMA, FDA, BIG PHARMA, PETRO-CHEM CORPS, UN DRUG SHEDULE, THE MONEY WASHERS ON WALL STREET & HOLLYWOOD, THE 3 PIECE SUIT WANNABE GANGSTERS AND A GOVERNMENT THAT ALLOWS IT TO HAPPEN.

Good luck with that.
  AMEN...          The agency`s golden triangle scon ran the opium, herion was produced in another nation from the base. They sell wholesale and quantity.
Those with creds, run the deal. They have the backing, the money, the hitters, the entire show. Afhganistan poppy producation is up 60% since our occupation. Think Clinton, Mena Ark, he was deep into the trade, please don`t think they were not backed by the powers on high. When any drug cartel gets big, the boss gets hit or jailed, SOP.
The street dealers are punks compared to the wholesalers. The war on drugs will hit on the self employed cartells scumbags, never on the head of the snake. Bigpharma isn`t mentioned, WHY, they have the gov sucklinggs in their pocket as well. It is strange most people know this and turn a blind eye.
                     

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« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2017, 02:30:36 PM »
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Heroin
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2017, 12:20:03 PM »
 Billions upon billions are profited from the suffring and addiction. It is a oganized industry, the bottom feeders on the street a small frys.
When Iwas a kid heroin was around, yuh, even in the 50`s, the saying was the first shot is free the others cost $$$$$$.
 

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« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2017, 01:35:20 PM »
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/06/poppylands-understanding-myanmar-addiction-heroin-160619114736853.html
Features Myanmar
20 June 2016
Poppylands: Understanding Myanmar's addiction to heroin

Dr Nang Pann Ei Kham, coordinator of the Drug Policy Advocacy Group, speaks to Al Jazeera about the deadly addiction.
By Liz Gooch @liz_gooch
Liz Gooch is a journalist covering Southeast Asia.

FAST FACTS: DRUG USE IN MYANMAR
◾There are an estimated 83,000 injecting drug users in Myanmar
◾That's up from 75,000 last year
◾There are about twice as many injecting drug users in Myanmar than there are in Thailand, but half the number in Malaysia

In Myanmar, thousands of families earn a living farming the crop that feeds the heroin habit of the world's drug users. But not all of the country's opium is smuggled abroad.

Pure, cheap heroin is flooding Myanmar's villages, leaving a trail of death and devastated families in its wake.

Dr Nang Pann Ei Kham, the coordinator of the Drug Policy Advocacy Group, talks about how the fear of corporal punishment and imprisonment prevents many drug users from seeking help, and the rehabilitation centres where "treatment" is based on religious teachings.

Her pressure group includes experts, opium farmers and drug users themselves.

"They are the ones whose lives, livelihoods and health are directly affected by repressive drug policies based on criminalisation and forced eradication. Unfortunately, their voices are too often ignored," she explains.

"I strongly believe that repressive and punitive approaches only make problems worse. Drug-related issues should be addressed through policies that are grounded in public health, human rights and alternative development."

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5