Fentanyl, Inc.

Fentanyl, Inc.
Authors
Ben Westhoff
Publisher
Grove Atlantic
Tags
Non-fiction , Fentanyl , Opioids , Drugs
ISBN
9780802147950
Date
2019
Size
2.46 MB
Lang
en
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A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. "A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape," writes Ben Westhoff. "These are known as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and they include replacements for known drugs like heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much more potent than traditional drugs"and all-too-often tragically lethal.Drugs like fentanyl, K2, and Spiceand those with arcane acronyms like 25i-NBOMe were all originally conceived in legitimate laboratories for proper scientific and medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked and manufactured by rogue chemists, largely in China, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of...