posted on Aug, 29 2019 @ 06:56 PM
If they have started out distributing carifentanyl then we will have an epidemic of OD's the likes of which we have never seen.
I doubt the heroin angle. If you can synth carifentanyl its going to be way way cheaper than real heroin so why bother
Fentanyl comes in many flavors but this particular cousin is about 100 times more powerful than garden variety fentanyl.
We may not have enough NARCAN to deal with it.
People tend to forget that NARCAN is not a cure. It temporarily negates or reverses the effects of opioids. NARCAN molecules are the "Bullies" of the
drug world. They force opioids off the receptor sites thus reducing or eliminating the effects of the opioid. Like a good bully it does not hang
around and its half life is less than the opioid thus once it wears off, the opioid molecule rebinds with the receptor site.
Benzodiazapines have a reversal agent as well called flumazinil but that is for another lecture here on drug overdose theater
edit on 8/29/19
by FredT because: (no reason given)