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I started reading this book and I liked the first chapter However the subseuent chapters were kind of a crap shoot It's VERY clear the author did a lot of research and it had to be time consuming and even scary to venture where he went to talk to people who could have easily made him disappearI had a feeling Prince did not know Fentanyl was in the pill he took that killed him And it killed him very uickly I don't excuse Prince's drug use; I know he had legitimate pain from one hip replacement operation and he needed another That being said he got the pills from his doctor and they looked just like oxycontin they were even marked exactly like that pill is marked very professional job by very horrible people who get these drugs knowing there is fentanyl in the pills How MUCH they aren't sure Due to Prince's diminutive size it wouldn't take much to kill himFentanyl is 50 times powerful than heroin and the amazing thing to me was the fact that many heroin users don't LIKE fentanyl The high is different and the withdrawal is horrible plus every four hours the user needs It's expensive and such small amount can be so deadlyI learned a lot but much of this book needs to be translated by chemists so people like me can understand the jargon I'm married to a surgeon and he helped translate SOME things but so much of it went over his head tooI had a huge problem with the author's explaining exactly what kind of browser people needed to use in order to enter the dark web undetected GREAT information for those who may want to get into the business of selling or buying fentanyl from ChinaMost of the fentanyl that comes into the US and other countries comes from China The Chinese change a molecule here or there and then what they ship here is not illegal in China so it's not a crimeBottom line; people are dropping dead whether they are at Raves and think they are taking ecstasy or shooting up what they think is heroin So many kinds of drugs from marijuana to ecstasy to heroin now has fentanyl in it In St Louis there's no pure heroin any THAT is pretty amazingThere is no perfect answer for this horrible problem Hospitals and Physicians NEED this drug for anesthesia and for late stage cancer pain or other unmanageable pain But no one gets sent home with a bottle of fentanyl So people with the know how just make it And they can make it anywhere First they have to get the main ingredient from China which they can by just using USPS This is not supposed to happen yet it continues Fentanyl can be smuggled in easily as just a tiny amount is all that's neededMexico is also in the game now as growing poppies there is risky so they just make Fentanyl and Meth cocaine and every other nasty drug they canWe're not going to stop all this by filling our prisons with drug USERS They have a disease Drug SELLERS and drug SMUGGLERS Prison and for a very long timeWhen all else fails we NEED free services like DanceSafe to help those who attend Raves and music festivals about what to be wary of what the deadly stuff can look like Suboxone so IT's can be reversed and health professionals can educate users and MAYBE get them the help they need Instead the police shut down services like DanceSafe why I don't know They're not promoting drugs they are trying to keep people from dying by educating them It's all done pro bonoLastly safe places where those who are addicted to heroin need to stay open so if someone MUST shoot up they can find out if fentanyl is in their heroin get clean needles access to treatment and much Just Say No NEVER worked; it's ridiculousWhat to do Build the Wall hold China accountable and ENFORCE the law we have now that says China must not ship fentanyl to the US They ship so much horrible garbage here as it is let's stop them from shipping DEATH POWDER hereFunny thing Dealers like to mix fentanyl into whatever they sell It's instantly addicting and even though their clients are likely to die it's not a deterrent Junkies find out about a drug that makes people OD and they want to try it as the high must be incredible So they then get addicted to fentanylIn China very few people use this drug they don't like cocaine or Ecstasy Makes me wonder if the Chinese plan to take our country down from the inside Scary stuffI had to skip lots of pages in this book because of the street names of drugs the abbreviations the chemical compounds and SO much information I just could not decipher It's great someone is writing about this danger and where it's coming from but it often seemed like the author was bragging about how smart he was or his vast knowledge of chemistry Give us a book that helps us know WHY this is happening and how we must stop it As far as following people who were addicted A few mentions of one couple were thrown in Misleading

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Fentanyl Inc how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemicAnyl Inc is essential reading on a global calamity we are only just beginning to understandA TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR An undercover investigation into the synthetic drug epidemic A new group of chemicals is radically transforming the recreational drug landscape Known as novel psychoactive substances NPS they range from so called ‘legal highs’ like Spice to synthetic opioids – most famously the deadly fentanyl Designed to replicate the effects of established drugs like cocaine ecstasy marijuana and heroin NPS are synthesised in laboratories They are cheap to produce and easy to transport They are also extremely potent and often deadly Originally developed for medicinal purposes and then hijacked by rogue chemists who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law these chemicals’ effects can be impossible to predict What we do know is that they have triggered the biggest drug epidemic that America has ever seen and which is now spreading internationally In Fentanyl Inc award winning journalist Ben Westhoff goes undercover to investigate the shadowy world of synthetic drugs ― becoming in the process the first journalist to infiltrate a Chinese fentanyl lab He tracks down the drug baron in New Zealand who unintentionally helped to start the synthetic drug revolution prowls St Louis streets with a former fentanyl dealer to understand how the epidemic started and chronicles the lives of addicts and dealers families of victims law enforcement officers and underground drug awareness organisers in the US and Europe Fentanyl Inc is essential reading on a global cal. I’ve seen others criticizing the author for the way he has portrayed the chemistry or how he has describedcompared certain drugcompounds To an extent these are fair criticisms but on the other hand the author never promises or infers that his purpose was to provide a deeply scientific and technical deconstruction of these drugscompoundsThe primary purpose was to provide an overview of actors causes and forces within the Fentanyl crisis As such he has consciously chosen to avoid complex discussions of molecular modelling to instead discuss topics such as health and drug policy pharmaceutical marketing as well as the history of pain medicine r&dThat said I believe that the author has done only a decent job of this Too often the author jumped to conclusionsconnections framed evidence in a manner meant solely to support his argument or simply restated well known information as though it was the first time it was being reportedOverall I’d recommend the book if you are looking for an easy and uick read only 281 pages that will provide a cursory overview of this modern crisis But if like me you’re wonkish in your interests you’d be better spent reading something technical or at least written by someone well versed in the fields of policy and scienceFair score is 35 to 4 stars