Rainbow fentanyl… is targeting ‘kids and young adults,’ DEA warns
It was only a matter of time until fentanyl… marketed the way designer drugs are, as colorfully branded pills and in other forms.
There’s no other way to look at what’s happening in the United States with opioids as anything other than an epidemic. In fact, according to NIDA’s data, deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone- primarily fentanyl – continued their steady death march with 56,516 overdose deaths reported in 2020. That number… is in the ballpark of total U.S. military casualties during the Vietnam War recorded in the Defense Casualty Analysis System. Similarly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded 107,622 total drug overdoses in 2021, and say that the majority, or 66% of those deaths, are related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl.
Original Article (High Times):
Rainbow fentanyl scourge is targeting ‘kids and young adults,’ DEA warns
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