New drug ; Fentanyl

by pascal8285 on October 30, 2017 - 10:37pm

https://www.aaas.org/news/heroin-and-illicit-fentanyl-drive-death-rates-pose-challenges

Fentanyl, a new drug coming from China that is becoming a huge health threath.

The article explains that new drugs appeared on the market and since the high HIV deaths in 1993 that the worst death epidemic in more than 20 years in the US. Because opioid drugs became more mainstream to doctors, almost a 100 million of Americans have prescription for this category of drugs.  But Mexican cartels and some random guys all around North America put a drug called fentanyl, that’s about 40 times stronger than heroin. In short, young people (24-30 years old) especially war veteran, come to their street pusher, but he offers them new stock, much better than their old heroin. So, the guys is like ‘’Yeah mate!!’’, but it’s fentanyl so he dies. So that putted overdose on opioid first in accidental deaths, before car crash and shootings.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, made national sensabilisation to encourage doctors to give non-opioid medicine, so that drug dealer won’t be able to mix fentanyl with these drugs. About 50% of the opioid medication disappeared from the pharmaceutical market between 2012 and 2016. Even though the highest death count from opioids was in 2014 with 47055, all with prescriptions for this medication.  

 

I think this article is pretty good. It informs us of the dangers, the sources of the drugs and action that are took to stop this madness. I don’t have much to add to the article, it is well written and contains enough information to leave me with no questions at the end. I tough it was interesting, because I know many people who takes drugs and I like to inform them of the dangers, so they feel cheap and want to stop. Overall, that is a great article and I’m gonna go to sleep less dumb.

 

 

 

Comments

J’ai trouvé que tu as choisis un sujet très intéressent. Même, si je savais beaucoup sur le sujet de Fentanyl, j’ai trouvé que ton texte était très informatif. Je suis d’accord que c’est une drogue très dangereuse, mais, à part qu’informer la population, est ce que tu penses qu’il y a quelques choses d’autre qu’on peut faire pour protégé des personnes?

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