Drug epidemic: US chemist warns: "Fentanyl has the potential to be a weapon of mass destruction"

Ms.

Drug epidemic: US chemist warns: "Fentanyl has the potential to be a weapon of mass destruction"

Ms. Nelson, what makes fentanyl so dangerous? The substance is incredibly powerful. Fentanyl is 100 to 200 times more potent than morphine. Two milligrams is enough to kill a person. These are just a few crumbs. It's also very cheap, cheaper than heroin. The dealers make a lot of money with this. It can be bought everywhere on the street. Fentanyl is addictive much more quickly than other drugs. That's why it's so popular with dealers. In addition, it is hardly recognizable as fentanyl. People think they're buying heroin, but it's fentaneous, and then they die of an overdose. There are also cases where fentanyl has been mixed with other drugs.

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