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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Fentanyl tablets become a plague that kills 200 young people in America every day.

A 13-year-old boy, as well as a 19-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, died of fentanyl overdose last weekend in the Texas city of Wichita Falls. A few days earlier, fifteen-year-old athlete Noah Rodriguez similarly lost his life in Hayes County, Texas; He was the fourth teenager in the area’s school district to die of an overdose of this drug that was 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin.

The unfortunate end of these very young children has caught the attention of American media and society in particular, and has already ended up triggering the alarm of its officials for a serious national problem. According to a report from the Families Against Fentanyl Association, if shooting with firearms is the leading cause of death in children and adolescents up to 19 years of age, fentanyl use is the leading cause of death among adults aged 18 to 45.

Many people turn to Snapchat, TikTok and other social networks to buy tablets.

According to data released by Republican Senator Bill Cassidy in an appearance in late July, “Fentanyl is killing more than 200 Americans every day.”

Last year, the US Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA confiscated 20 million counterfeit pills with a total of 6,900 kg of the drug, enough to produce 440 million lethal doses. Also in 2021, fentanyl caused 64% of the 100,000 overdose deaths registered in the country; Two out of three people who died from taking opioids were victims of that and other similar drugs.

According to the Family Against Fentanyl Association, its consumption is the leading cause of death among adults between 18 and 45.

The substance’s boom is clearly reflected in a recent study by the University of California, San Francisco, according to which police seized more than two million counterfeit pills filled with fentanyl in the last quarter of 2021.

One form of sales that particularly concerns the DEA is one that makes pills look like candy. This is the so-called iridescent fentanyl, which is presented in tablets of various colors, shapes and sizes, sometimes with a glow that makes them more attractive to the eyes of minors. “We see a deliberate attempt by drug traffickers to encourage addiction among children and young adults,” says agency administrator Anne Milgram.

Hazardous substances caused 64% of 100,000 overdose deaths recorded in the country

Researchers say that while many adult users know that the pills they buy from the street market actually contain fentanyl, younger people are more likely to believe they are getting the real drugs.

Morgan Godwin, one of the scientists who conducted the study at the University of California, outlined the enormous lethality of fentanyl compared to other narcotics. This is proved by the fact that despite the fact that consumption has barely increased or depending on the age group and duration taken as reference, there have been more and more deaths due to overdose. For example, while drug use among 14- to 18-year-olds in California has decreased over the past decade, overdose deaths among these teens increased from 492 in 2019 to 1,146 in 2021.

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The drug could kill the future of the United States.

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