A New Street Drug Can Kill You By Touching Your Skin: What You Need To Know

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Alice Salles via TheAntiMedia.org,

The opioid epidemic is a real tragedy. It has been devastating states like West Virginia, Vermont, and Maine - among others - and it’s been the number one factor in a major incarceration shift that is still seldom discussed by the media.

But as soon as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new set of national standards for prescribing painkillers, yet another deadly drug threat is beginning to concern authorities in certain states.

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu spoke at a press conference this week, warning that a drug that’s 10,000 times stronger than morphine has made its way into the state. As a result, many first responders have been left scrambling to find a way to handle this new threat.

Carfentanil, a powerful new opioid, has already claimed three lives.

Engineered to be used as an elephant tranquilizer, the drug’s lethal dosage is 20 micrograms. Since the product can cause deadly effects just by being sprinkled on someone’s skin, authorities are highly concerned.

Manchester Fire’s EMS Director Chris Hickey is warning New Hampshire residents they must behyper, hyper vigilant of what is out there, hyper vigilant of where you put your hands, what you come in contact with.”

 

There is nothing out there other than going on in hazmat suits on every single overdose that is going to completely protect us. We just have to be super, super careful with it,” Hickey told his own crew.

The drug is so powerful that first responders are even having a hard time reversing overdoses when they arrive at emergency locations.

On one occasion, Hickey said, one of his men had to use six to eight doses of Narcan, an overdose reversal drug, to revive a victim - twice the dose used in most cases.

As doctors and first responders notice a pattern, they are also warning the public that Narcan isn’t going to be enough from now on. So what is next?

Fear, of course.

As state and local authorities find themselves panicking over this issue, many will ask for tougher laws. Federal agencies will then intervene, adding further restrictions to the already heavily regulated drug market in the United States. Adding fuel to the fire, the drug war will continue to target opioids like heroin and opium while Congress continues the process of imposing strict limits on some opioid prescriptions.

As more restrictions are applied, users will have a harder time gaining access to the substances they are already addicted to, forcing them to turn to the black market for their fix.

With this, incidents like the ones we’re seeing in New Hampshire will become even more common, prompting further government involvement. As this snowballs into further restrictions, the opioid epidemic will reach unimaginable levels, killing a record number of people, making orphans out of countless children, and creating another boom in U.S. incarceration rates.

While it’s easy to understand why locals in New Hampshire are afraid, the rhetoric and reality on the ground should not be used to push for more heavy-handed intervention from local and federal governments. Instead, it’s time to look deep into how the opioid crisis started, keeping in mind that the government’s own fruitless battle against drugs was the very root of what is now concerning New Hampshire authorities.

Like New Hampshire’s Drug Lab Director Tim Pifer, we agree that “this is certainly unfortunately just the tip of the iceberg.” But just like any iceberg, its base lies in dark, cold waters. Unless we’re ready to be honest with ourselves, finding the courage to dive deep to find where it begins, we will never know how huge this problem really is. And if we’re not willing to look at the root of the problem, we won’t be able to find a proper solution.

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Juggernaut x2's picture

Thank the Fed and Wall St for destroying white working and middle class America.

J S Bach's picture

Behold one of the reasons we had to eliminate the Taliban in Afghanistan... they clamped down on opium production and that was a big no-no to the CIA-Drug cartels.  Good thing our boys are still there defending those poppy fields.

espirit's picture

 

I guess I’ll be on the list if I ask where I can get some.

 

Quite a few people scum on my list.

  

90's Child's picture

Marketing at it's finest.

Herion dealers will put one dose of this randomly in their batch to sell.

One junkie OD's and word spreads around that the dealer has got good shit.

Then he proceeds to cut his stash down further maximizing his profits.

Murcia.

strannick's picture

Hey Everyone.

Don't do drugs. They can kill you.

Hope that helps the epidemic

D Nyle's picture

Damn, How are we going to Save Baltimore, Chicago (and every other Liberal Shithole) if they all kill themselves with this stuff first.

Oh, Nevermind

E-Team's picture

Big pharma produces this killer and Jeff Sessions wants to go after Marijuana?
The Twilight Zone is real!

Stuck on Zero's picture

Great. We can add this to synthetic heroin and Parkinson's as another chemical menace.

Perimetr's picture

It's important that we just stick to the Afghan heroin

because the Deep State relies on the $1trillion-per-year it gets from the NATO-run Afghan opium/heroin industry to run its mercenary armies

and the too-big-to jail banks rely on their 20% cut for laundering the money

Post-Truth Society's picture

Just another small piece of the Muslim Anti-Christ Trump's plan to prepare his minions and unite the Jews and Muslims against Christianity for the final battle.

 

TeethVillage88s's picture

Holy Fuck I never put this into my Algo.

God-Damn!

WTF? Saudi money - check, Israeli money check, Iran money - check.................UK, AUS, NZ, Canada (5 Eyes) - Check

Well...

Just do your chores & Home Work for school and go to Bed!

Automatic Choke's picture

I fondly remember the good old days, when it was just ice cream, soda pop, and cigs that would kill us.

JamesBond's picture

Then you might remember putting aspirin in coke as a way of getting high.  Oh' to have the 60s back with us again.

 

jb

AVmaster's picture

Let them kill themselves, the sooner and more numerous, the better...

Dr.Bullish's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do... http://bit.ly/2jdTzrM

HowdyDoody's picture

A small amount applied to the skin can kill? Tosh, real killers create nerve gas then apply it to the skin without wearing wearing substatial protective clothing themselves. It is true. Fat Boy got a couple of women to do just that to his brother in law in an airport.

BennyBoy's picture

 

"...many will ask for tougher laws."

"....creating another boom in U.S. incarceration rates"

These penal colony corporations need more customers. Donations buy the lawmakers votes.

Growth industry!

californiagirl's picture

Doesn't the Deep State get its hidden budget for its hidden agenda front trafficking?  Drugs, humans, other things??  Perhaps the increase on opiod abuse is a symptom of a deep need for more secret budget to fight the anti-globalist populist movement.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Might as well offer VX nerve gas as a street drug.

Maltese Beagle's picture

Oh, Dr. Bullsh.., YOU may be the reason that healthcare is the number three cause of death here in the USA; all that moneys for killing folks must be hard to turn away from. Try! Try! Your mortal soul...

Justin Case's picture

A tiny amount of cocaine was indeed used in Coke but is was removed from the formula in 1903.

It's not news that Bayer, the venerable German drug company, made its first fortunes in the late 1890s when it commercialized both aspirin and heroin as cough, cold and pain remedies. Many people have seen the sepia images of vintage Bayer's "Heroin" brand medicine bottles. But it's less widely known that Bayer promoted heroin for use in children suffering from coughs, colds and "irritation" as late as 1912,

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Cocaine is still in coke. They use an extract for flavor, and have a permit from da Feds. Go look it up, it's crazy.

Koba the Dread's picture

TJ, I'm afraid you're wrong about that. Coca leaf is used in Coke to give it its unique flavoring. However, all the cocaine has been extracted from the leaves before they're sent to Atlanta. This was not always so, of course. But it has been so for over a century.

divingengineer's picture

Aspirin in a coke was also a powerful Spanish Fly as well.
We "knew a guy" who got a girl to drink one once, and whoa momma!
The shit we used to believe as kids!
Compare to the shit we believe now.

Koba the Dread's picture

Tried that aspirin in the Coke thing back in the '50s and it didn't work. A box of No-Doz did, though! In the sixties I was told marijuana would lead to harder things which would kill me. In the seventies I was told that sex would give me herpes which would kill me. In the eighties I was told that sex would give me AIDS which would kill me. In the ninties I was told that one tiny hit of crack would addict me for life and that would kill me. In the first decade of the 21st century I was told that Muslims would kill me. In the second decade of the 21st century I was told that old age would kill me. Damn! It's always something, isn't it? Pushing 80 and I tried all that stuff and nothing's worked so far. I'm still kicking. Hell, I may live forever!

TheReplacement's picture

Elephant tranqs can kill you.

Elephant tranqs being sold on street killing people.

Barnum is in Manchester, NH.

2+2=5

Koba the Dread's picture

Here's the key to safety: Don't buy drugs from circus animals.

Lumberjack's picture

I wanted to compare particle size of items about the same size to the toxic level of 20 micrograms of this crap. This is indeed a very big problem.

A typical eyelash weighs 75 micrograms....(short vid is a bit nerdy but spot on)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n90whRO-ypE

Here is a size chart of tiny items in microns:

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/particle-sizes-d_934.html

OK, this tranquilizer can be easily absorbed through the skin by design, just like pesticides. This is a VERY big problem.

Koba the Dread's picture

Lumberjerk, don't believe everything you read in the funny papers.

stitch-rock's picture

The Russians are turning to zombies on the stuff: Krokodil
Vice has some disturbing vids of what it does...

Troy Ounce's picture

 

And the patent holder of Carfentanil is................

HowdyDoody's picture

Seriously, at this ridiculously extreme lethal does rate, surely 1 g of it constitutes a weapon of mass destruction?

Amicus Curiae's picture

http://www.google.com/patents/US5106983

GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST

The invention described herein may be manufactured and licensed by or for the Government for governmental purposes without payment to us of any royalties.

FIELD OF USE

This invention relates to an improved process or method of synthesis of carfentanil and other potent analgesics of the N-alkyl 4-substituted 4-piperidinylamide class which can be used as morphine substitutes.

BACKGROUND

The compounds of interest, and their related syntheses appeared in the literature starting in 1976. However, due to the low overall yield obtained in their preparation, a great deal of improvement was desired. A synthetic route leading to analgesics of the above-cited type is described in the literature, see Synthetic Analgesics, Arzeim-Forsch. 26, 1548 (1976) and U.S. Pat. No. 4,179,569, Dec. 18, 1979. This synthesis is shown below: ##STR1##

It should be noted that when R is a phenylethyl group, the product is called Carfentanil, one of the most biologically active in this series.

 

Publication number

US5106983 A Publication type Grant Application number US 07/517,012 Publication date Apr 21, 1992 Filing date Apr 30, 1990 Priority date  Apr 30, 1990 Fee status Lapsed Inventors Louis P. Reiff, Paul B. Sollman Original Assignee The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
Troy Ounce's picture

 

No shit. The patent holder of this drug is the US Gubbermint? 

I am flabbergasted!

NOT.

dark pools of soros's picture

Carfentanil was first synthesized in 1974... yet this is **new**


beeeeeep's picture

Even if they OD and die they'll still be voting so it doesn't help at all.

TeethVillage88s's picture

So can travel to

- Europe, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Italy, Greece
- Latin America, Columbia, Mexico, Venezuela
- Asia
- 'Stans, M.E., Holy Land,
- Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen... all the 7-8 countries the USSR has on the Kill List

Justin Case's picture

I'd like to see the stats on how many elephants need to be tranquilized each year and the reasons.

Maybe this is an alternate to reduce the human population because vaccines are working fast enough. Get rid of the least productive population first?

shamus001's picture

Exactly Strannick,

Look, kids know bullshit when they hear it, so how about teaching REAL drug intel at schools.  Weed isn't addictive, neither is acid.  If they spent MORE TIME EDUCATING DANGER where danger is needed, they could steer the kids away from the truely DANGEROUS drugs that ruin lives, like Heroin, and stimulates like speed, crack, and be honest, look pure coke really isn't that addictive at all,(unless you grossly abuse it)you got to break down the REAL DANGERS into a "real danger" category instead of painting ALL DRUGS as dangerous because it's information overload and the kids will simply say to themselves "YOUR FULL OF SHIT"

As an Engineer, I want to know the dangers of Calcium Chloride, and how to neutralize the effects, but DONT WASTE MY TIME by telling me about the dangers of Diesel Fuel - (and they do!) I know Engineers that have been putting their cigarettes out in a bucket of diesel for DECADES.

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

That should win the war on drugs!

TeethVillage88s's picture

I...I...I think that is true!

decon's picture

I used to use this stuff for large animal captures and we hated it because you had to be so careful.  I'm not sure why they still make it since there are much more effective and less dangerous compounds now.  In general, for large scale captures for research or transplants these types of drugs have been replaced with the shoulder fired net gun.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Opium shifted from Asia, right?

Anyway... what list? Guy wrote a ZH pieces says 150 lists... Snyder probably.

oh, drug user list. yeah. You could get a thimble full and for $10 last a year of pain mgmt

SilverRhino's picture

What was done to China in the 19th Century is being done to the United States in the late 20th and 21st Centuries.

JamesBond's picture

Soros knows history better than most.

 

 

IndyPat's picture

The Chinese method of curing opioid addiction was hyper fucking effective.

One of the few 'policies' the implemented that I fully agree with.

PresidentCamacho's picture

Because he's a vampire jew nazi banker he's seen alot of shit

strannick's picture

Yes except this time America's, not foreigners,  doing it to itself. Though I guess the Deep State could be considered foreigners. 

Anyone remember how Mao solved the imperialists induced plague? It wasn't with safe injection sites.