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Fresh update on "fentanyl" discussed on KCBS Radio Midday News
"Thanks for talking to us today, Doctor have recovery and treatment programs not been able to go online or is this kind of treatment not translate well in the virtual world. I think a little bit of both. So, for example, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have immediately gone online. And in some ways, it's been a boon because now you can go to a meeting in England or in Czechoslovakia or wherever you want. The problem is At the online delivery mechanism probably isn't as robust as a treatment method so that that's part of the problem. The other thing is that things like rehab immediately had to shut down during the pandemic. Because, you know, we didn't want people gathering in one place in rehab. You know, for all the Amy Winehouse jokes you'll hear actually is a really good method for people to initially get into recovery, and that's been largely absent all those slowly that is coming back and into into availability. But I didn't think about it. So people aren't getting sent away for 42 days. You know, 24 7 and at a facility No, because, you know, initially nobody really knew how to handle that. So rehab just kind of shut down kind of try to deliver what they do online. But you know, people, you know, really need the human touch. They need to be in the same room with people who are going to the same problems. People were delivering that care. There's something really lost when we're all sort of living in the matrix talking to assume screen. Yeah, no, at therapy is very difficult. Yeah, online as well. Yeah. The other big factor, you know that I think it's contributed to the overdose deaths is that fat now, which has been largely an East Coast problem is slowly making its way West infiltrating Utah, Nevada, California We're seeing many more fentanyl overdose related deaths combined with methamphetamines. This might be a dumb question. But why would Dealers want to kill off their customer base, You know, not a dumb question. A great question. It's not so much that they want to kill them off. In fact, they don't want to kill them off it all. They want to get them really, really hooked. And what gets people hooked a very potent form of any drug. It doesn't get more potent, essentially consent. Now it's 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin. So you know, you've got a situation where it's also really cheap to make so dealers air, cutting the heroin with the fen or putting the fennel, you know in an MGM a pill and selling it to some teenager who doesn't know any better. That's part of the problem. People don't know They're taking the fun, though. The other issue. That was, unfortunately now we've got people who are so addicted abuse that they're actually seeking out Centeno, and they want to get that high because they developed a tolerance to what they've been using. So this is really the vicious cycle, the disease of addiction, which is why it's so important to have access to care. Scary stuff. Thanks for talking to us. That's Dr Anna Lemke. She's an addiction expert with Stanford University. Back to the money Watch Jason Brooks is away. Joan Docker is here. Rebecca Investors want with a big leap of hope when they heard House Speaker Nancy Pelosi say she's optimistic about working out a deal for pandemic aid with the White House. The hopes faded somewhat when Republican Senate when the Republican Senate signaled it won't go with a much bigger package being worked out. Still, the Tao did. Rise. 113 points, the NASDAQ 38, the S and P 16. What goes up must come down a law of physics that Netflix is seeing play out. Netflix sought record growth in the first half of the year last quarter, while it's signed up more than Two million new subscribers. Wall Street was expecting more after the previous two quarters saw a total of about 10 million sign UPS. Netflix warned about that man says it's expecting slower subscriber growth this quarter. Two shares are falling postmark it Alphabet shares ended the day more than 1% higher, Even with the Justice Department's lawsuit that the department says could mean the company will have to be broken up..
Largest meth bust in DEA history made in California
"Meth bust in California, one of Theo time May support of entry had the DEA calling out to major Mexican drug cartels. The D A says £2200 of meth was seized from a stash house in Paris, California, making it the largest seizure of meth domestically India history, But customs and border protection took in another £3000 of meth. Last week after getting a tip from DEA. It was their second largest meth bust, though they took in other drugs as well, like heroin and fentanyl. And while today might be a good day for law enforcement, it's not such a great day. For the Mexican drug cartels, specifically the Sinaloa cartel and cartel. Jalisco. DEA Acting Administrator Timothy Shay says these cartels have been behind much of the drug shipments, which primarily end up in Los Angeles before being distributed.
Fresh update on "fentanyl" discussed on Mark Blazor
"And his numbers are grim. They're going the wrong direction every everything is going the wrong direction. Just hours after Governor Mike DeWine said Keeping the number of Corona virus cases down in Ohio is vital for keeping kids in the classrooms. The Columbus City School district has announced they will continue with their remote learning model until January, 15th postponing their hybrid learning model that was supposed to start next month. Most important things that is at stake is the education and the future of our Children. We do not want to skimp or in any way hurt the education of our young people. In the best way to do that. The best way to keep them in school is for each one of us were mask each one of us to keep a distance each one of us when we're thinking about a Halloween party. They know we're not gonna do it when we're thinking about getting together with friends or family who don't live with us closely. Say Look, we've gotta have a mask and we've gotta be very, very careful. School Superintendent Dr. Tell Lisa Dixon cited many reasons for the delay today but mostly due to the cove in 19 health data in the county. Franklin County is currently under the Red Level three on the Corona virus Alert system, and there was another 2000 new cases of the virus reported around the state today. Attorneys for former Mount Carmel Dr William Hugh Sel are looking to have the murder charges against him dismiss those lawyers asking a judge to dismiss the 25 count murder indictment against Yucel the reason Prosecutorial misconduct during the grand jury proceedings. The defense team claims the Franklin County prosecutor's office didn't hand over grand jury transcripts in this case now normally those air secret, But defense lawyers say muscles need for those documents outweighs the need for secrecy and that failure to do so deprived the former doctor of a fair trial. Our news partners at ABC, six. You silly, is accused of ordering excessive doses of fentanyl that was given to patients under his care and in Ohio Man has pled guilty to stealing a person's identity to work as a nurse for roughly around four years, state Attorney General Dae vio says Martinez Randall Morris stole the identity and created fake documents. So he Could get a job. He pretended to be a nurse and perform the duties of an L P N working with Children and disabled adults. Use radio 6 10 w TV END SPORT BUCKEYE Football Update from Anthony Thomas Chocolate Buckeyes Is Ohio State prepares for the season opener of the progress of Running back Master Teague has been a big question recovering from last season's Achilles injury. Ryan Day had the answer really excited for him that he's gonna be able to play a strong season, expecting big things from him, So he's he's a huge part of our offense right now. Buckeye Season begins in four days against Nebraska at noon on Saturday. Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield seems to be healing after taking a lot of abuse over the last two weeks, head coach Kevin Stefanski says. He's confident in the medical staff, and then Mayfield will quote progress each one of these days and then get better. Unquote. Brown's travel to Cincinnati on Sunday and it's Game one of the World Series tonight between the Rays and Dodgers right hander Tyler Glass, now takes the mound for Tampa Bay and Clayton Kershaw gets the nod for L. A from the Central Ohio Honda Dealer. Sports desk. My campaign a news radio 6 10 w TVN. I'm Alison Wyatt stay connected to Columbus on the hour at the half, and as news breaks If.
Mysterious 'purple heroin’ linked to overdoses in Michigan
"Poison Center at Wayne State University School of Medicine is warning about a drug that is causing overdoses. The drug Purple heroin is linked overdoses in the upper peninsula as well as one in Van Buren County. The Michigan State Police laboratory tested the drug and found fentanyl and morphine in the drug. Teachers. Researchers say that the drug should respond naloxone and an overdose situation, but research is limited.
Fresh update on "fentanyl" discussed on Charlie Parker
"Would have been 70 today. 9 2017 accidental overdose. Fentanyl actually code on. Several other pain medications. He had been taking those medications, apparently to treat a fractured hip. Pretty sure the fentanyl wasn't prescribed by a doctor. He is still missed Rest in peace. Also mentioned today is the birthday of Snoop Dog 49. Anybody? Well, I think everybody right now seeing the corona Oh, yeah. Commercials with the one with snoop dog and bad money. Oh, yeah. Anybody have any idea what either of them are saying in that partial? Nothing. Maybe the people who wrote the commercial and I'm not even I think, probably just say y'all just ad lib, and we'll just, you know, shoot some shots of.
Breonna Taylor’s Case and Protests
"To ah handful of cops about the raid in Louisville in which Briana Taylor was shot and killed. A story that was brutally miss reported by the media for a very long time, a lot of just utterly untrue narratives repeated over and over again and still going on today. By the way, there's a Yahoo news, which is unforgivably biased in an accurate is out with a story that is just It is the half truth. That is a lie, but a couple of things complicating the situation. The Briana Taylor thing was that there are multiple warrants being served simultaneously. Because it had to do with a drug gang selling all sorts of narcotics narcotics, including fentanyl, and there have been hundreds of overdoses and and it was seen as a very urgent thing in Louisville. And the situation Wass. They did not want to do the slower kind of search warrant you, Khun do if and this is the way the law enforcement officer put it to me if the evidence is too big to flush You do what's called a surround and call out. You can't flush a gun. You can't flush is safe, full of something or other or a person, right? You surround the house. You call him out. You say Listen, we're coming in. But why don't you come out and talk to us? We have a warrant. That sort of thing. There are dynamic search warrants where you have to go and quickly because evidence could be destroyed and this appears to be the sort that they were serving there. Because it was all about money and records and that sort of thing. Um It's incredibly unfortunate that that boyfriend the new boyfriend was there and he was armed and didn't know it was the cops, he says. A couple of criticisms. With all due respect from this law enforcement officer number one were they in plain clothes? That's not good. Now there is certainly a role for plainclothes officers, and you might have plainclothes lookouts toe have your back. Is your going in to do your stuff, But he said his agency, which is a large one, it is flaming Lee obvious. Who's a cop? So I looked out the window and I see somebody in Khakis and a shirt. With a gun yelling open the door, I guess is the police. Yes, I'll just hope it's the police. Yeah, he said. Now He's got to believe they're wearing bulletproof vests and whatever in something that identified them is police. But that's not been clear from the coverage. So he said That is something his agency would never do. And I brought him. I said, You know, we've been in the Housing developments, their apartment complexes or whatever the minute a cop is within a quarter mile year. Well, everybody, let's everybody else know that the cops were coming, he said. Yeah, that's just part of it, he said, but we always clearly identified himself. Ourselves. The other thing, he said, is that the one really out of bounds thing, and it violates every law of firearm safety. Whether you're kompromat is firing blindly through walls and or doors. You just You don't do that, particularly in an apartment complex. That's just an egregious violation of training and protocol. So that's why the one guy's getting Prosecutors on the one guy that did get charged. Got charged with that. Yeah, Yeah. Um, let's see him trying to, you know, the only Other thing I would throw in and it's funny. This is the third Ah! Large police department. I've heard this from directly in the last month or so. Morale is terrible, terrible, and they are losing officers by the dozens. Some big city police departments are down 101 150 officers. And there's a our particular equipment place that you go to get equipment or turn in equipment when you are resigning. And the officer. I spoke to said every time he's in the equipment place, there's a guy standing there turning in his gear, which never used to be the truth. There's an
Public health crises collide: Substance abuse linked to COVID-19 susceptibility
"Meanwhile, experts say there is a second public health crisis intertwined with this pandemic. And that's the substance abuse crisis. Opioids, tobacco and cocaine increased the risk of death from covert 19 this from a new study published in molecular psychiatry funded by the National Institutes of Health Drugs like heroin, Oxy, codeine and fentanyl, slow down the breathing rate. And substance abuse, combined with the covert 19 infection could be deadly because the virus makes it harder to properly taken oxygen
Justice Dept.: 179 people arrested, $6.5M seized in worldwide crackdown on opioid trafficking on darknet
"Law enforcement officials announcing the arrest of nearly 200 people in a global crackdown on opioid trafficking. On the dark net. ABC is Aaron Carter ski with more. Most of the arrests were in the United States, where one group of Ohio based Opioid Traffickers know NAS pill, Cosby pushed a million fentanyl laced pills on the dark net and encrypted part of the Internet meant to keep users anonymous. There will be No safe haven for drug dealing in cyberspace. Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said Federal agents seized more than $6.5 million in cash and virtual currency in 275 kg of drugs. There were arrests in seven countries and an ongoing effort to identify the people behind dark net accounts. Aaron Carter Ski, ABC News New York
Nearly 200 face charges of selling opioids, illegal drugs on Darknet
"Officials announced the arrests of nearly 200 people in a global crackdown on opioid trafficking on the dark Net A B C's Aaron Carter ski has more Most of the arrests were in the United States, where one group of Ohio based Opioid Traffickers know Nas Phill Cosby pushed a million fentanyl laced pills on the dark net and encrypted part of the Internet meant to keep users anonymous. There will be no safe haven. For drug dealing in cyberspace. Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said federal agents seized more than $6.5 million in cash and virtual currency and 275 kg of drugs. There were arrested in seven countries and an ongoing effort to identify the people behind dark net accounts.
Miami - Florida Drug Dealer Arrested In Overdose Death
"A local overdose led to a murder charge for a river view, drug dealer. Deputies say Crystal Post sold heroin mixed with fentanyl to a customer sheriff Chad Chronis TER says laced drugs continue to be an issue in the area are biggest obstacle. His drug dealers who were always willing to put profit over people safety and the fact that people who are addicted to these drugs are willing to take that risk. The sheriff says It's a priority to go after dealers who sell drugs that lead to overdoses.
Minneapolis cop's attorney claims George Floyd overdosed on fentanyl, says charges should be dropped
"And a former Minneapolis police officer's attorney says that George Floyd overdosed on fentanyl so charges against his client should be dropped. Thomas Layne is charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder and aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter in connection with Floyd's death. Lane's lawyer claims Floyd swallowed the drugs during his arrest, contributing to his own death.
Mexico seizes nearly 500 pounds of fentanyl from Spain
"Mexican customs authorities say they have seized almost £500 of a chemical used to make the synthetic opioid fender nil at a cargo terminal at the Mexico City airport. The six plastic drums of fentanyl precursor came on a flight from Spain. An unusual source for the drug suggested Mexican traffickers, maybe having AH, harder time getting fentanyl and its precursors from the usual suppliers in Asia.
Los Angeles Angels Employee Arrested In Connection With Death Of Pitcher Tyler Skaggs
"Former Angels employees employees been been arrested arrested in in connection connection with with the the death death of of picture. picture. Tyler Tyler Skaggs Skaggs Ooze Ooze of of the the federal federal charges charges is is coming coming from from the the U. U. S S attorney's attorney's office office in in Fort Fort Worth, Worth, Former Former Angels Angels media media relations relations director director Erik Erik A. A. Arrested Arrested and charged in a federal court in Texas and is being charged with distributing fentanyl in connection with the 2019 death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs before the start of a series in Texas against the Angels as the investigation progressed. Law enforcement learned that Mr K had a long history with pills for years. He'd allegedly been distributing these blue in thirties dubbed Blue Boys to Mr Skaggs. And to possibly others, the government alleges, and its complaint that it was Mr K. Who gave Mr Skaggs those same pills the night he died, the U. S attorney's office, noting that over 30,000 people died from fentanyl related deaths in 2019
Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs
"Charges have been filed against a former Los Angeles Angels employee accused of giving drugs to a team member who died ABC Salik Stone It was last summer when 27 year old pitcher Tyler Skaggs died. Natexis Hotel Room before the Angels were set to play. The Rangers had overdosed on fentanyl. Now a former Angels employee has been charged in Texas with distributing fat Nolan connection to Skaggs DEATH Eric K. Had worked in the Angels Media Relations Department. Thousands
Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs
"Conspiracy charges have been filed against a former Los Angeles Angels employee. Accused of giving drugs to a team member who died a BCS Alex Stone. It was last summer when 27 year old pitcher Tyler Skaggs died in a Texas hotel room before the Angels were set to play. The Rangers had overdosed on fentanyl. Now a former Angels employee has been charged in Texas with distributing Fat Nolan connection to Skaggs death. Eric K. Had worked in the Angels Media Relations
Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs
"A former L. A Angels employee is charged in the death of Angels picture. Tyler Skaggs, correspondent Clayton Nevel says Skaggs died last year of an alleged drug alleged drug overdose during a team road trip to Texas for L. A Angels communications director Erik A. Charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl U. S attorney Aaron Millie Cox says K allegedly gave Tyler Skaggs a blue pill resembling an oxycodone tablets. That was laced with
Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs
"Charges filed against a former L. A Angels employee accused of giving drugs to a team member who died. It was last summer when 27 year old pitcher Tyler Skaggs died in a Texas hotel room before the Angels were set to play the Rangers. It overdosed on fentanyl. Now a former Angels employee has been charged in Texas with distributing fentanyl in connection to Skaggs Death. Eric K. Had worked in the Angels Media Relations Department.
Former Angels staffer charged in Skaggs' death
"This just in a former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with the overdose. Death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, former communications director for the team. Eric K. Was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas this morning. Skaggs died last year in a Dallas hotel group during a game. With the Texas
18 arrested after federal investigation into heroin, fentanyl in Chicago
"People have been arrested following a federal investigation into heroin and fentanyl in Chicago. The defendants allegedly responsible for distributing approximately 12 kilograms of heroin. More than 23 grams of heroin laced with fentanyl and two kilograms of heroin laced with both fentanyl and fit Now, analog. Federal agents say most of the drug trafficking occurred in humble park.
Las Vegas coroner: Drugs killed 'Twilight' actor, girlfriend
"Drug use killed an actor from the twilight movie and his girlfriend the coroner's office in Las Vegas says Gregory Boice and girlfriend died from cocaine and fentanyl intoxication the desperados have dental our bodies were discovered may thirteenth after police were called to a condo east of the Vegas strip boys appeared as Tyler Crowley in the two thousand eight movie version of
Lead prosecutor in George Floyd case on probe's next steps
"Attorney General Keith Ellison says since being announced as the lead prosecutor in the case of George Floyd he's taking a fresh look at the case I am committed to equal justice for all I know special treatment for any without fear or favour that's what I have to do is a prosecutor Alison speaking on CNN last night an updated autopsy report from the Hennepin county and me says that George Floyd died from cardio pulmonary arrest to law enforcement restraining neck compression the manner of death now listed as homicide that update came just an hour after a well known pathologist hired by Floyd's family gave his finding doctor Michael Baden is known for his work on high profile cases in he was brought in by Ben Crump the attorney representing George Floyd's family Baden says not only did the knee of Derek shop into Floyd's neck directly lead to his death but also the weight of the other two officers on Floyd's back the cause of death in my opinion is that speaks here due to compression of the neck which can interfere with blood flow and oxygen going to the brain and compression of the back which interferes with breathing the updated Hennepin county autopsy said Floyd had other significant conditions that contributed to his death heart disease fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use Baden said that Floyd had no underlying health
"fentanyl" Discussed on AP News
"Not critics police in Myanmar the seized a large amount of liquid fentanyl providing the first evidence that the synthetic opioid is being produced in quantity in southeast Asia's Golden Triangle region are you in office on drugs and crime system discovery during a series of raids in Myanmar's Shan State suggests a market potential exists in the region I was concerned Southeast Asia is poised to become a significant source of synthetic drugs worldwide the agency says what has been on the earth is truly off the charts he believes in network production facilities like those found would not be possible without the involvement and financial backing of serious transnational organized criminal groups I'm Charles the last month
"fentanyl" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Of his budget the third current from hold in may his dying friend from an apparent fentanyl overdose recapping our breaking news a second presumptive case of coronaviruses reported in New Jersey where officials are also canceling international travel for state employees it's all ahead of the next fifteen minutes I mean bush gore Lanzini and then Michael the editor's desk mayor Kenney's announcing the creation of a new scholarship for students at community college of Philadelphia part of his budget plan out today it would cover tuition and then some the city hall bureau chief K. Y. W. Pat Loeb reports the mayor is naming this scholarship after his hero nineteenth century civil rights activist Octavius Catto it not only provides whatever tuition is needed after financial aid but fifteen hundred dollars a semester for transportation food and books as well as extra academic support the cattle scholarship will be transformative doctor guy generals is president of CCP will allow for the power of education to be accessible to more students throughout the city of Philadelphia an estimated sixty five hundred students over the next five years beginning with twenty three hundred new and returning students this fall the five year cost is estimated at sixty three million dollars that will come out of the general fund the mayor's education chief Otis Hackney says at the top budget priority huge part of mayor Kenney's anti poverty strategy if the goal is to increase enrollment retention and the rate of students graduating within three years it's based on a model in New York City that officials say has had success in those areas at city hall Pat Loeb KYW newsradio a third prisoner at the current from hold correctional facility in northeast Philly has now died of an apparent drug overdose Italy's Paul Kurtz has the update the victim was one of four men who needed emergency assistance last weekend city officials say he was hospitalized on Friday a day before three other newly admitted inmates were found unconscious in their cells two of them died the other one was revived and has since returned to the prison population names of the victims have not been released investigators say fentanyl was found in the urine of all four men they're now trying to determine how the drugs were brought into current from hold if there is any connection among the inmates and how the drugs got past security I'm Paul Kurtz K. Y. W. news radio the final results from Israel's election are in and they confirm prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is again falling short of a majority in parliament that means no end in sight for the political deadlock in the country Monday's election was Israel's third in less than a year three eighteen now time to check sports and Matt Leon is with us this sports report is sponsored by sept the the train is the best way to discover the Riviera plan your trip to the twenty twenty flower show what I said the Philly dot com slash flower show the red hot flyers will be at the centre tonight Carolina hurricanes in town flyers of one seven in a row most recent victory came last night went down to DC beat the Washington Capitals five the two flyers now eighty five points on the season second in the metropolitan division but just a point behind first place Washington Carolina comes in with seventy five points they sit sixth in the metro canes of lost three in a row Carter Hart your goaltender tonight for the orange and black seven o'clock faceoff in South Philadelphia eagles are going to lead Jason Peters enter free agency team says it's a mutual decision made with Peter's now free agency begins on March eighteenth Peter spent the last eleven years on the birds offense of line last few seasons he's been hampered by various injuries Ingle said they will remain in communication with Peters on this campus free agency plays out seventy Sixers are still out in California tonight they visit Sacramento Sixers looking to snap that nine game road losing streak they will once again be shorthanded Ben Simmons Jo Ellan be Josh Richardson all still out because of injury Sixers thirty seven and twenty five on the season kings twenty seven and thirty four Sacramento those won three straight six of seven the night's game gets underway at ten o'clock baseball Phillies taking on Toronto in clear water this afternoon in grapefruit league action top of the six the bill's lead five to three Phillies have hit four home runs Bryce Harper as one of them his third in the last two days in all right Matt Leon thanks three twenty there's a crash on the Schuylkill expressway westbound near two oh two we'll get the latest from the traffic center next.
"fentanyl" Discussed on Illegal Tender
"Them medicine Low level like suboxone and Methadone to help them taper off these bad drugs like heroin infants nil at the same time providing counselling more traditional therapy. And so she's finding a lot of success as are other doctors who are trying this other centers. It's not. Just that the opioids get their chemical hooks into your brain and there's no escaping its problems in people's lives you know. People are living in poverty when they have a child-care problems when they have abuse and trauma in their past. These are things that need to be addressed and if they are the success rate. Forgetting off opioids is a lot higher. Can you break down what it's actually like to get off of as a user you know when you're in withdrawal stages while the withdrawal is famously bad and people have described it as a really bad flu or even. Just you know vomiting. I can't sleep just constant pain and to get off the fence. Nil there are cases where people have got off clean and they don't use any drugs anymore at all and that's great. There are other people who have have taken something like suboxone and it's a low level opioid and they stay on it indefinitely. So they get their shots of buprenorphine which is The same drug. And you know it's controversial as some people because they say well aren't you just substituting one opioid for another opioid and the the doctors responses that. Yeah you are but it helps people lead-safe lives you know. These aren't these low level opioids. They're not getting people hi there. They don't have to steal or you know they they get the these through health insurance plans cover a lot of these drugs and even if you're you're still taking these medicine it's like treating a disease you know and if we think of it that way we wouldn't deny someone their medicine for a traditional disease right and Even though it's it's it's in Europe they call it substitution therapy. And even though you're substituting one drug for another for a lot of people it's a way to find stability the economics of fence. Hiller such that it's more profitable than any drug seen yet and as I mentioned since fifty times more powerful than heroin that means for every fifty kilos of heroin and the equivalent is just one kilo offense and so bringing it across the border say smuggled in cars is so much easier but not only that but the cost of making fence nil is so much cheaper and so whereas a kilo of cocaine might be thirty thousand dollars a kilo of heroin might be something along that magnitude a Kilo. Fennel might only be three thousand dollars so it's ten times cheaper and fifty times stronger and so when it sold on the street in. Saint Louis they they call them beans their little Gelatin capsules that can be filled with Fenton Hill or heroin and they sell for five dollars. the the problem is that no one knows how strong they are. One could be all fence and L. One could have only a tiny bit offense and L. and The drug is caught every step of the way from from it comes fairly pure from China. But it's cut up by the cartels. The distributors the street level drug dealers. And so. It's just making everyone rich. And the all the casualties aren't going to slow anything down when the fence nil arise from China. It's usually very pure like ninety percent or more and the cartels cut it up. You know you. They use things like baking soda. Or sometimes caffeine or Benadryl and then went into rives across the border. The the mid level distributors cut it again and so it's packaged in different ways for different markets. In some some markets have pressed pills some markets. I could say Louis they have the gelatin. Capsules called beans. Sometimes it sold as as baggies and it really can be cut can is cut at every step of the ladder which means that by the time it gets to the user. No one has any idea how potent it actually is users. When they buy their completely unaware of how strong the product is in that at heart is the reason for the fence. Epidemic is because they could be taking something totally benign or they could be taking something that kills them instantly. And there's really no way to know. What do you think is something that's most commonly misunderstood aspect of this nationwide festival crisis? I think there's a basic dearth of information when it comes to fence nil itself and people just aren't thinking about it. They're trying to put it in different boxes. They're trying to say it's like heroin. It's like prescription pills you know but it's it's own thing because like I said it's not something people and so when the when the market is being driven by the supply side instead of the demand side it requires a whole new set of solutions. You know solutions that are out there. They are being tried in other places with success but the US has yet to to adopt them. Do what's necessary. In some cases people actually want fence. Nil Fenella salt as Fanta now but in most cases. That's not the case people don't want to know they're looking for other drugs like heroin. Cocaine meth pills and fancy hill is cut into them without them. Knowing where we find you Ben. Yeah I I'm still as I said talking to people around the country fentanyl link is available anywhere. You buy books and you can reach out to me on my website. It's Ben Westhoff DOT com. You can just Google Ben Westhoff and you'll find me and I really appreciate your having on the shop. Thanks for coming.
"fentanyl" Discussed on KOMO
"After the hour now it como news there's an urgent warning from king county health officials after three people died of fentanyl overdoses in one day all three overdoses happened Thursday near the border of can't in Renton health officials say it's part of an alarming trend of deaths from counterfeit pills containing fentanyl they say fentanyl is been most commonly found in counterfeit Percocet an oxy code own pills but they stress the potentially deadly drug could be present in any illicit drugs in any form the state health department setting up another potential quarantine site for corona virus in the city of shore line the agency's Kevin Wickersham says the site on state property on northeast one fiftieth street could be ready as soon as this weekend we're putting up privacy fencing is signage for anyone walking or driving by this isn't a secret we want people to know that it's happening and know that it's safe he says they rented for R. V.'s to house patients on the site if it's needed Wickersham says they prefer travelers from who bay province China to quarantine themselves at home if they can but if they can't they could stay at the shoreline facility for up to fourteen days that site is in addition to the one near north bend he can't contract corona virus by interacting with Chinese people health officials want to dispel that type of misconception which they say plays into racial discrimination what time is Valenzuela is with public health Seattle king county this is actually something that's quite widespread I mean I would say there have been probably hundreds we here we probably each of her and I have full these to when you begin to multiply them it's throughout the community so that so it's really a concern for us health officials say the risk for contracting corona virus is not based on race but the wrist to residents here is low creation of more affordable housing is at the center of a new Snohomish county report which finds most people in the county struggle to pay their housing costs the report recommends more than three dozen actions the county can take including coming up with more state and federal money for low income housing county executive Dave summer says he talks regularly with builders who aren't keeping up with the population growth even though he hears from a lot of people who don't like growth is going to happen and so one of the things we talk about is we need more affordable for you know so what are your impediments what's driving you and how do we create those incentives Somers says there's no quick fix but he believes the county can add the large number of homes it needs to keep up with the growing number of people moving to Snohomish county the tax advisory vote you see on your statewide ballot would disappear under a bill debated at the state capitol this week anti tax initiative guru Tim Eyman says the move sends a message to the people who voted three times in favor of having these measures we want to hide or tax increases we want to bury how much they cost we want to keep secret the legislators and how they voted on and we want to take away the voters right to vote and express their opinion supporters also say the measures contain language aimed at getting you to vote no on taxes why alignment says lawmakers should quit raising taxes if they don't want the votes Hollywood's biggest night is almost here call most Preston Phillips is at the Dolby theatre for the Oscars we are getting so close to awards time things are really starting to come together this place is just about ready to go red carpet is rolled down the still covered in plastic to keep pristine the scene almost sent for a star studded Oscars twenty twenty the ninety second academy award how much work goes into it and know that all the fans outside to watch all the work being done as production crews put the finishing touches on one of the biggest TV nights of the year the golden globes we've been all the big events but this one here the canopy is also up over the red carpet acid rain for some time in LA but there is actually a pretty decent chance of it on Sunday of como's Preston Phillips you can watch the ninety second Academy Awards on como for TV Sunday at five PM with live red carpet coverage starting at three thirty it's now forty minutes past the hour let's head over to the Harley exterior sports desk at twelve eleven two NE the pac twelve time is running out of the washing Huskies last in conference a chance to bounce back for the next three or on the road starting with Washington state on Sunday at three o'clock we get you to the course I show starting at two thirty here on the home of the Huskies tomorrow national girls and women's day in sports the women's basketball hosting Colorado to Bob set for high noon XFL Seattle fall to the DC defenders thirty one nineteen four to ten forty past the hour on the home of the Huskies I'm Dave Lewis tomonews its value I have to go to the gym and untangle my headphones while warming up on the treadmill and now finally untangle.
"fentanyl" Discussed on KXNT NewsRadio 840 AM
"You may write crazy things but when you look at your life people are gonna look at their life to go you know what I'm I'm I'm pretty okay with this I don't like everything but I'm pretty okay with us on these people these people are crazy I thank on talk about relief after so impressed with this woman who came in she was in our studio or her husband and she came into thank me for giving her her life back and then said I didn't do that relief factor did relief factor gave her her life back she had been on opioids through a doctor's prescription I mean fentanyl for twelve years and it was making her worse and worse and her husband said she was just as zombie all the time and she hated it and she would try to get off and you know try anything else but nothing else worked she finally started taking relief factor because she was listening to the show or husbands in the show and and all of a sudden she can get off the opioids she's now fully clean of all of the opioids and her pain is manageable man from a ghost two of full blooded a full blooded human again because I think when you're on drugs yeah that's what you are you just like a ghost.
"fentanyl" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Allow with cocaine fentanyl because different drugs are being processed in the same place you know the same drug dealers apartment the same distribution center and so fan knows so powerful that even just a tiny little bit of residue when it's mixed in with cocaine and other drugs enough to contaminated it go to Judy in Kentucky hi Judy go ahead how are you folks Dave Matthews fine thank you I was wondering what worries between the that mail today and the fan mail that we use to give every day of the hall a little forty years ago well it's the same drugs it's the same chemical structure the the difference is in the hospital you've trained professionals who give people the exact right dosages down to the microgram but on the streets these drug dealers they're not measuring it properly they're not dosing it properly and so it's not just the fentanyl itself it does say that killing people and they're probably saying the more they can cut into it the more it looks like we've got more cocaine to sell right exactly Jeez they probably would package up that no all by itself if they could get away with it you know they are starting to do that in places like Saint Louis and I've heard about them doing in San Francisco it's new trend yeah I mean in that the seller does cocaine no no they sell it adds fences now so that the first time it's being sold as itself you mean somebody would buy a batch of that know what would they do with it.
"fentanyl" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Fentanyl during a drug bust in Mott haven around eight PM CBS to Sally balance has several suspects are also being evaluated for a fax of what may be and feel the NYPD tells us they were conducting a search in this apartment building on the Willis Avenue by east one hundred fortieth street officers found what they believe to be friends and all inside of an apartment and because it is such a highly dangerous substance several people were taken to Lincoln hospital for evaluation police say most were taken as a precaution one officer did report feeling some sort of a fax from what they were exposed to but no one is severely injured so far there's no word on the exact number of people rounded up in the drug bust former mayor Michael Bloomberg is reportedly about to enter the twenty twenty democratic presidential race WCBS is Joe Avelar as reaction to the billionaire's decision to give it a go there's no doubt Michael Bloomberg has the money to fund the presidential run Brooke college political science professor Doug Museo adds bluebirds got the brains and the data and he reportedly has staff gathering signatures in states that have early filing deadlines for primaries like Alabama but I I don't see any way that he wins this always his who are his voters how enthusiastic on his voters as winning primaries Museo says Bloomberg social liberalism will alienate conservative Democrats and as for the liberals the liberal wing of the Democratic Party the progressive see him as a you know running dog of capitalism I mean so I don't see where the lane is that he wins Museo adds Bloomberg's party switching to run for mayor from Democrat to Republican to independent and now back to Democrat will hurt him Museo feels bloomer doesn't have the charisma to excited crowd as for his money history is littered with rich man who unsuccessfully ran for president Joe outlaw WCBS newsradio eight eighty Connecticut's governor presents his transportation improvement plan which differs from one present it before font WCBS reporter Peter Haskell fifty meters could still be looking at told the trolls wouldn't be an entire highways just the places that need to be fixed governor LeMond says it's impossible to ignore the problems in borrowing isn't the answer we've got fourteen bridges that or we're going to repair and get them up to speed we have a user fee on each of those fourteen bridges those user fees for toll the price would very between fifty cents and one dollar based on the cost of the project Republicans have expressed reservations in the months says he's open to compromise I'm looking listening for other ideas in this legislature has a better idea on how to pay for it I'm all ears the plan also calls for matron with him prove needs that would speed train service and upgrade equipment Peter has school WCBS newsradio one eight eighty two oh seven I WCBS rolling right along with phase two of the fourteen three busway that's coming up in three minutes when news breaks compound on WCBS reaction is breaking right down political line there are also reports of the suspected done what we.
"fentanyl" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Bit and you've got got something now that still has the more or less the same effects as fence but now it's legal and China has has tamped down on that it a lot but but other drugs too like you said with ecstasy with synthetic marijuana like fake marijuana like k two and spice space sometimes called they're literally hundreds and hundreds of new variations of these drugs that can be made in these Chinese laboratories stories and then poof of sudden. They're legal and I imagine too that there's nobody there going like Oh. You know we changed this structure a little going to take it and I can tell you you really should take three quarters of this pill as opposed to a full core fullfil that we used to take right. I mean there's nobody out not there's no there's no regulation even on the China side about like what constitutes dosage for this stuff no no. There's no human testing at all so that means that the people taking these drugs are basically human guinea pigs so tell us what you found in China because is this were basically just talking about small businesses that have an import export business they produce this stuff and they probably have a third party. That does the smuggling all right so they just supply it to somebody and I don't know Switzerland. That person ends up. Doing I mean how how does it work like in. What are the different ways that this this fantin all which is basically? It's just it's it's poisoned right. I mean it's basically some type of filler in this context. It's just poison filler that is used either. Are there as you know people want to buy or more likely used as like some type of it sounds like like I don't know like the way the corn is in all our food. They WANNA put it in all the drugs because it's cheaper yeah that's right. Some people do on Fenton Hill while most people don't but I kept hearing that all these drugs like fen were made in China but no reporter had ever been in one of these labs in so I wanted to do that I wanted to go and so I just started emailing these different companies and labs and I said I pretended to be a drug dealer. I asked if I could come visit the lab if I came to China and they said sure. How do you pretend to be a drug dealer? I said I was you know I used a fake. He Mail address. I there wasn't really much vetting. That's for sure okay. What was the email address? Was it something like that gmail.com or something like that or no. These were just totally. If you looked at the websites for these companies you would think they were legitimate Chinese chemical companies and they had they they didn't have drugs. They had thousands of chemicals on their websites and they said they would custom make any chemical you want so. That's one sign that they're they're up to no good but I they said I could visit and so I did. I went to China last year and I met up with one on chemist in Shanghai. He drove me he had this kind of beefy driver is kind of muscle guy who I was worried was the you know the muscle of the operation. I was a little nervous but when I got the lab I was expecting a sort of underground you know seedy the den of iniquity with guys and guns guarding the door or something but it wasn't like that at all it was basically a suburban Office Park with with a fountain you know in the middle of it and we parked in went up the elevator and the lab was it looked Kinda finalize a high school or a college lab it it was bigger there were making huge amounts of these different types of Fenton Hill and other drugs but it to me just was not at all what I was expecting and I you know I didn't buy anything. I didn't give them any money but but I did get a chance to see what these places were really like Whoa so they basically did they give you a tour of their their products products and basically say like this is how we do it in this is are they. Are they selling you on the quality control and what it like when they're taking you around. They think you're a buyer. What do they think that you want want to here? Yeah they just wanted to. I told them I needed to see that. The quality of the lab was up to my standards and so they they were trying to impress me with their lab and yeah the quality you know they print out sheets when they send these drugs it through the mail and it says like ninety five percent purity whatnot and there's also kind of advanced smuggling that that often goes onto and so they sandy's drugs in packages with like detrimental look like dog food was one I saw another one was meant to look like a dried banana snacks and these they are to help get around. US Customs and they're they're very effective at you know sending these drugs through the mail that way and so so we we were you afraid to the Chinese government at all when you were over there yeah I was almost more worried of the government than I was about the drug dealers because because you could have been put in jail for something like doing this doing this investigation and there wouldn't have been do processor or anything like that and how many other places did you see on your trip. Did you go just one facility or were there others. I also went to place in a city called Wuhan which is a big chemical and industrial epicenter in the middle of the the country and there I went to a sales floor where they were selling Fenton hill precursors so these are the most important ingredients since to make Fenton Hill and so I- beforehand I chatted with a bunch of the sales people on skype in. They told me that they were sending huge quantities as of these precursors to the Mexican cartels. They didn't say the cartels but they said there are other sales. Were going to Mexico so it's not very difficult to put that together and but again I was shocked when I got to this company because there are hundreds and hundreds of these sales people in in cubicles behind computers. Almost all of them were like mid twenties. They were college graduates. This was a sales job for them. They got good benefits free cell phones and there they all were just selling these ingredients like it was an legitimate chemical wow so they're basically just taking orders constantly from cartels creating fennel Yup exactly Ackley and from my reporting my book I concluded that this company was selling more of these ingredients than any other other company in the world and turns out they have seven hundred employees and branches all over China and and so and so this stuff is is Dan going to Mexico and presumably some labs in Mexico. Yeah it's a lot less sophisticated. Mexica Mexico doesn't have the chemical industry they trained chemists to make Feno from scratch but when they get these ingredients it's already like ninety percent of the way there and so the cartels just finish initiative package it up and they send it across the border into the US so this is I mean it is a particularly really unique problem. It feels like in terms of that we have faced in terms of drugs because because it's not just a question of people being on stuff that they're aware there are taking it's that there are different sort of seems like classes classes that that are problematic with this is that people are taking stuff that they don't realize the finals in plus they are taking a a substance that you know I guess to a certain extent you could say this about. LSD which created in math to a certain extent but this is one which which because of the way that it's created is very difficult to get a sense of like of how to you know to self diagnose what your dosage should be. It seems like there's a whole host of problems around this that there's there's really no mechanism in which to deal with in our law enforcement structure. That's exactly right and the way I put it in the book is that the Pablo Escobar's of today are operating in China without any fear that their government is going to put them in jail in so that's the that's really the problem is that the laws in China are such that a lot of these people are operating totally legally legally and that's what I witnessed when I was there. Do you think that if the Chinese government was to say all right look you cannot sell L. You cannot manufacture you cannot sell the components to manufacturer that that would take care of the problem. I don't think it would take care of the problem Tom but it would help a lot and China has already banned these functional analogs and I think if they banned defense precursors cursor that would do a lot because like I said these are just businessman. They WANNA operate within the law because it's it's too expensive to risk getting caught and things like that and so there's definitely the first step is is changing these laws. What would be the second step on the I mean we can do something on the supply and did seems relatively easy at this point in China now we I guess maybe that would be appointed negotiation with the Chinese in terms of the supply because it's just you got to go back to just knocking off legal drugs or drugs that don't have the ability to kill people on some level? But what do we do on the demand side well. That's a really good question and one thing I really advocate for is something called testing strips and so like I said most people don't want Fenton L. and don't even know it's in their drugs but these trips they're very cheap and what they can do is they can test to see a fenton. Two nil is in your drugs. They're kind of like a pregnancy test. You dip it in a solution of your drugs and if there's one line on the Strip it means there is Fanta Pantanal. If there's two lines it means no Fenton Hill and so- studies have already shown that people who use these and find Fanton hill are less likely to use and overdose so that's that's one thing I advocate for. What are the different programs that we could institute that would deal with it? I mean obviously like at this this point right. It's you're losing thirty thousand people a year to this drug the idea of you've decriminalizing it at the very least so that you can sort of institutionalize and provide support for that type a simple test seems completely obvious because it's in particular because it's a drug that people don't even want so the idea of like of of decriminalizing it. It's not like more people are going to go out. I'm going to try Fenton all now. There's is there anybody in the country is going like I would try fat now but it's the legal so I'm not going to a UH. That's a good point. Yeah I agree with that absolutely you look at countries like Portugal and Spain decriminalized drugs drugs and you know even the even the strong drugs even the the hard drugs and when it comes to users in the US a lot of people people want to distinguish between users and dealers for example so we should give care and treatment to the users but we should lock up the dealers but in the case of the small dealers these are often just people who are addicted users themselves and they only started selling to support their own habit and so I think if you decriminalize you take away this market for all these drug dealers to make all this money and you bring people out of the shadows shadows you help them get the treatment. They need instead of putting them in jail where when they get out there most likely to to go back on again. is there anywhere I mean is is based upon our what you see across the country. Is there any areas that you're seeing specifically pilot programs that working with this or yeah actually in New England is where the problem started and that's where it really hit the hardest now it's kind and moving west across the country in his really bad in the Midwest where I'm located but in New England now they're actually seeing death rates drop up from these drugs and that has a lot to do with these programs are called medication assisted treatment. They're using low level opioids like like Methadone and suboxone to help people taper off. Dave things like the the Medicaid funding has gone to help lots and lots of people who need us so only a tiny fraction of addicted users are able to get the treatment to get any treatment it all and there's also even more radical solutions available that are illegal in the US but the head they use them in places like candidate in Europe and this this the one I'm thinking of is called is called supervised injection facilities and that's where you legally allow someone to shoot up heroin infant or a really to use any drug but they get clean needles they're overseen by professionals doctors and nurses and they get the support they need and no one has ever died in one of these facilities but like I said they're illegal in the US of course of course. Why wouldn't they be unbelievable? Well it's a fascinating story and I have a feeling it's going to be one that is going to dominate the the headlines for for years to come not unlike what we saw with opioids in.
"fentanyl" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Every tuesday on it's been a minute from n._p._r. We're speaking with ben westoff. His new book book is called sentinel inc. How rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic. The u._s. says that china is supplying. These drugs is that are killing u._s. Kids what do the chinese officials say. Chinese officials tend to blame the problem on the u._s. <music> and they say that the demand here is what's fueling the epidemic. They talk a lot about the prescription pills that like oxycontin were over prescribed and there's certainly a lot to be said for this argument. There's no doubt that the u._s. has focus on reducing demand here and increase what's known as harm reduction measures which is basically understanding that people are always going to use his drugs and we should try to help them do so as safely as possible and they say that they have in fact banned many substances right that the u._s. wanted them to ban and i guess in december two thousand eighteen committed to banning all fenton all infant light drugs right. That's right <hes>. Is that really going to happen. I mean based based on the experience or will there be some other way around it. I think we can take china at it's word that it has gone about banning all of the fentanyl analogues the fence and ill like drugs now doing that on paper is one i'm saying but the enforcement is the part where china has really lagged and they don't have enough people on the ground to enforce the laws laws they have on the book and and often there are competing layers of government that are at odds with each other so you might have a provincial official who wants to let these companies keep doing what they're doing because it brings in more revenue for the area right and you also note that there or some cases where chinese drug makers or sellers have been indicted in u._s. courts and the chinese government has not extradited him. Yes the china china doesn't really want to be told what to do. They don't wanna be bossed around by the us yet at the same time they also don't want to be seen as the world's leads drug pusher and so that's why you have kind of a push and pull situation where china is willing to make these these laws that are necessary but they're not willing to do other things the u._s. has asked so when we look at the circumstance where in in the united states i mean you have feno coming coming in often included in other drugs so users are misinformed about what they're getting and the results are often tragic and you write that some of the best solutions to the synthetic drug crisis are coming out of the rave scene in these dance dance parties. <hes> what what solutions do you mean. When i got started in this story i started hearing about all this adulterated ecstasy and since then there have been some really sophisticated test kits that can check to see is this drug agua. You'd think is it is or is it something else and this was developed out of the rave scene and now fenton hill test strips are are providing the same sort of service for drugs that may be adulterated with sentinel and so if you have a long time user of heroin win and they're able to check their heroin to see if there's fenton hill if they discover it studies have shown that they're less likely to the use it or to use as much or use as quickly and therefore overdose rates are likely to drop you know there's a strong belief among a lot of people who study this problem that we need to treat addiction as a disease not a crime and focus on treatment rather than punishment and of course harm-reduction <hes> there was a huge verdict in oklahoma against johnson and johnson <hes> that's now under appeal on which would require aarp hundreds of millions of dollars in payments <hes> to deal with the opioid epidemic and of course there are pending cases in federal court and elsewhere do you. I think this is a promising source of funding to deal with this problem. I think that it is and i think the closest comparison would be the big tobacco geico settlements from the nineties. It could be that the makers of these opioids including like you said johnson and johnson which as we talked about earlier is the parent company of paul johnson's company maker offense and there's funding could be used for all these public health programs that include things like medication assisted therapy which is is considered the gold standard to use drugs that help people go off these very dangerous opioids fenton hill and heroin and and take something that is still an opioid but helps them maintain their addiction while they get their lives in order and hopefully weaned off altogether when you know that the trump administration's posture on this kind of in a general way is to provide treatment for users i but bring the hammer down hard on dealers and you make the point that <hes> there's not such a clear line between the two yes often someone who's considered a dealer is really just an addict user who started dealing in order to support their own habit and so when we have these increasingly tough sentences for fence and l. dealers a lot of times you're simply fleet taking someone who needs care and locking them up so i mean as you look at where we are now with this problem column. How optimistic or pessimistic are you. Unfortunately i still remain really pessimistic specifically when it comes to fenton hill well because in the u._s. Overdose death rates are still rising and not only that but there's a huge problem in canada. There's is problems in places like australia. Different parts of europe and fenton hill has not even begun to adulterate a lot of drugs things that people use so for example in places like west virginia. There's a big prescription pill underground culture picture and so there are some cases where these fake prescription pills have been caught with fenton hill but that market has barely been tapped and offense starts taking over prescription pills and other drugs. The problem could get even worse so what should policymakers be doing. I mean is enforcement and interdiction effective or what should they be doing. I think that decades cades of war on drugs policies have shown us that it just doesn't work when pablo escobar was taken out that didn't stop the flow of cocaine certainly cocaine. There's more cocaine coming out of columbia than ever when el chapo was arrested hosted and tried that hasn't stopped the flow of drugs from mexico. It's clear to me that the focus needs to be on harm reduction and like i said being honest about the fact that people are always gonna use drugs and try to make that as safe as possible. There's there's a type of facility. That's in canada in europe that are called supervised injection facilities and their opioid users and others ars can shoot up but they're provided with clean needles. They're overseen by medical professionals and it's basically a safe environment. Can't no one has ever died in one of these facilities yet in the u._s. They're illegal and so we need to work gone. This type of solution will been westoff. Thanks so much for speaking with us. Well thanks dave. It's been a pleasure. Then westhoff spoke with fresh. Air's dave davies davies about his new book sentinel inc how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic after we take a short break marine cardigan will review review the yellow house..
"fentanyl" Discussed on T with Charles
"You're lucky i believe in second chances thank you. No pick your jaw up off the floor. Quebec tear clam chowder and shallow conversations couch final electric quote. I look too good not to be seeing and there you have it people. We have have quotes of electro abundance from the t._v. Show pose. Do you feel your inner electric coming out idea. I feel a lot more fierce than i did five minutes minutes ago you. You look a lot more fear thank you you're standing about six feet tall. I am your cheekbones coming into all a._r. They are i've to say electricity was at basically every house in bose because she started in her own house abundance than she was in ferocity. She spent a little fulltime evangelist and finally she starts her own house of winter. Filo a few had a house and you were walking balls. What would the name of your house the house of planets. Let's who why the house of planets. I don't know sister came to mind was thinking you were going to say house of sobriety but i guess that's too obvious no i wouldn't. I like to keep sobriety as an ingredient in my house. Not the you know. It's an ingredient in my life. If that makes the rest of my life possible it's not necessarily the flavor that i wanna all my life to be known by though thank you for joining me four t with charles filo where can all my listeners c._q. Online myself personally. I'm on in the social network said filo haagen he h. I. l. o. h. E. g. e. and the west hollywood recovery centers online at the w. h. R. i see dot org and we're also on the social network said the w. h. Tursi very cool and haagen like the eighty singer nina haagen correct exactly exactly wow. I love nina haagen. We lo- filo hauge <hes>. You're welcome to join
"fentanyl" Discussed on T with Charles
"Drug trading who's greeting drugs for you is not necessarily the most trustworthy individual okay so you know back in the day. It's like cocaine used to be cut with lots of baby aspirin or something or as things have gone on like sometimes that the additional things are using to make drugs are way more toxic and dangerous than that drugs themselves than sentinel is is it because i know heroines a powder right but is also powder. Is it a pill most. I think most people who are using sentinel are in in for nine. Recreational purposes are are chronic nonstop pain people. They're not like recovering from surgery. People like people who are literally in chronic non. Stop pain gene so it's like a couple little salt granules. We're talking tiny amount will go a really really long way. Hey and those are primarily sort of administered through patches that matches like release all day and there's kids today that are using patch is as for recreational purposes but it's it's a it's a synthetic opiates can be put into anything you can find it. In math. You can find ended in any opiates out there m._d. Ama these days it's like they seem to be sliding and into more and more and more places places. There is a recent story with lake. I think twelve people who were admitted to the emergency room for cocaine in massachusetts right who all had feno feno overdoses so they thought they bought cocaine but it was actually cocaine cut with federal. You're saying it was it was turned out to be pretty much fenton. All with a little cocaine cain in it and four of them died eight of them. Were you know so it's like eight of them manage to get out of it alive but like twelve them all twelve with them overdosed so these kids that have these opiate addictions or problems with federal say they want to go to the west hollywood recovery center for treatment. What what program would they seek out. The west hollywood recovery center primarily is sort of a network of twelve step groups and i am as the manager like someone who will network you into any other place that you need to go so if you can literally can you can come in off the streets homeless i will get you if you're willing you now into a recovery house or mcintyre house or a variety of other places to get you off the street. Get you into a rehabilitation program so that's incredible incredible filo and we're lucky to have you today at charles. We are going to gaze at several hot topics through your lens as an expert on substance abuse and addiction fiction. Are you ready for some t sure and let's dive into these topics. We often hear about celebrities. He's that go off.
"fentanyl" Discussed on T with Charles
"Joining me in the studio. This week is an extremely distinguished gentleman that works everyday everyday staring straight into the heart of darkness working in the belly of the beast care as my guess is the manager of the west hollywood recovery center filo haagen. Thanks thanks for having me. I have a question for you charles. Though what does what does the tea in tea with charles stand for what does the t._n._t. With edvard is stands for whatever you wanted to stand for so it can be the tea for truths. Okay it can be for t like spilling the t. We're gonna share. Some gossips will the t e b t for tremendous as long as it's something bad. Please don't say t- for trois fuller t for terrible or t for turn biscuit or or something like that. Please please something positive with my but today since you work at the west hollywood recovery center. I thought it would be for teetotaler okay if he wanted to. Go go there. We'll go there all right because if you remember from your s._a._t. Vocab city teetotaler is somebody that brings tea instead of alcohol call to a party. Yes and you work at a center that is focused on recovery and sobriety and <hes>. I bring t to purdy right. I would bring some boba uh-huh you weren't right in the center of west hollywood. Where exactly is the west hollywood. Recovery center situated. It's located right on robertson boulevard sixty six north robertson between beverly hills housewives lease of andrew pumps sir lounge or lounge okay and abby at the abbey bobby. One thing i wanna point out is that the abbey is located next to another one of lease of andrew pumps establishment pump yes so so the west hollywood recovery center is basically being straddled by lisa. You've got papa one-sided sir on the other and you know i said it was in the belly of the beast. You're in the heart of the west hollywood partying area. Yes a lot happens on robertson boulevard every day and i'm kind of pissed for all the time they've been there. I've never seen stasi schroeder. Even one hundred people for people who wanna no. I is located located there on robertson boulevard and one of the most happening places in west hollywood. What kind of programs happen at the center pretty much. If there's a twelve step group it's happening being in happens at the west hollywood recovery center so alcoholics.
"fentanyl" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"You went to meet with the deter in the Philippines, came back with the idea for the death penalty for individuals who sell drugs such expensive, where is all of these drugs? Where are they coming from? Well, they're actually all made in China, and you know, this isn't. He's actually aren't the prescription fence anelle that people are abusing this is illicitly produced Fenella maiden kind of underground Chinese labs mostly. And that it actually is said to Mexico, and it's the Mexican cartels who bring it into the US. You know, Donald Trump has said a lot of the lot of silly and ridiculous things about the crisis in one of them is that building a wall would stop it, which is not true. The thing about fencing, nil is it's tiny. You know, it only takes a pinhead amounts to overdose on and you know, stuff like that. You can have a million doses in a tiny little, you know, Dopp kit. And so you know, people don't, you know, building a law wouldn't do anything people smuggle them in through cars when they're crossing the border and underground tunnels and stuff like that. Should why of the cartels taken such a liking to fennel? I mean, I would assume probably with the legalization of marijuana going, you know, twenty states now where it's whether it's legal recreationally or medically that probably took a little hit out of their bottom line. Is it just about the money for them? Did they just find a new opportunity a new market for this drug to makes. Some cash. Yeah, that's exactly right. And the thing is fentanyl Liz much more profitable than marijuana than heroin than math because it's so potent and because it can be made so cheaply. So with heroin, you know, you need a whole field. You need to grow poppies. You need to process it. It's a very time consuming and expensive process, but fence can just be made in a lab and you can get, you know, a whole kilo of it for just a few thousand dollars. So it's much cheaper than heroin and and much more potent too. So when you were researching for the book, I assume you talk to some individuals who maybe they had family members overdosed or maybe they went through their own issues. Do you have any stories that you could share with us right now about some of the people that you mad and interviewed with along the along the research process for this new book? Yeah. Actually had a friend who died from fennel overdose, it involved the patch, actually, the prescription patch, and he, he got addicted opioids, and his name was Michael Shaffer Meyer. And then one night he was drinking and he had, you know, the patch on and it eventually died that night. But so that was the medical patch that he had received from the hospital for treatment, or can you get these patches on the on the black market to? Yeah, Yup. You can get him on the black market and and I'm fairly certain. That's how he got his. But but yeah, a lot of the stories involve the dark web, and there's an eighteen year old kid named Bailey Hanky from Grand Forks, North Dakota who whose death in twenty fifteen launched a hall international investigation, but his friends would would get this stuff off the dark web. And you know, there's lots of people selling it. And it's very easy just to have this stuff delivered directly to your door. Yes. So if you're in North Dakota, which is the state that I was born in by the way it has more cows than people. That's true. How so? If you're you're in rural North Dakota, you wanna get fence and all you find it. You literally just go on the dark web and you just order it and it just comes like an Amazon delivery package? Yeah, basically, yeah. I mean, I've seen they send it in fake packages. Sometimes they'll send something that looks like a cleaner like Ajax or something. And if you, if you looked at it, you really would think it was a package from Amazon, but if you're in the know you open it up and and it becomes clear and the stuff is just coming through the mail all the time, and it's it's really hard to stop. So is there a demographic specifically that is being hit by this?.
"fentanyl" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Thing food disparities or any all of that create psychological pain which in previous years was not really associated with post traumatic stress disorder but now that in the african american community that we've had multiple generations of opioid death and cocaine deaths that it's changed the structure of our families and you just have to imagine crack socalled crack babies now we're having children born addicted to opiates that we call naza or neonatal abstinence syndrome that we're dealing with with a multigenerational and children coming into the world addicted and also having a very fragile family struck over multiple generations so so our whole community is impacted by this chronic epidemic for the past fifty years well you know we have a lot of people who have some questions and their stories to share so the callers have been very patient let me just turn to them stewart is calling from west lafayette indiana you're on the air stewart stewart i i have been listening to a radio programs about this particular subject for a long time and it very much distresses me that no one has mentioned what i considered the biggest problem the problem of fenton hill is the problem problem of advanced technology almost all of the nil that that we're experiencing here come from custom synthesis houses in china and you would think that the chinese government would you know be able to address this problem the problem is that there's something that if you wanna understand why we can't get a handle on this problem you need to understand a the phrase a hundred years of humiliation this is the view that the chinese have of the fentanyl problem in the united states they the hundred years of humiliation refers to the opium wars.
"fentanyl" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"He heads the medical home development group a clinic in northeast washington that specializes in addiction medicine and he's a special to a specialist in internal medicine and addiction medicine as well dr chapman welcome to on point how much of a change have you been seeing in terms of people you you're working with who suffer from addiction and and are they encountering fence no more are absolutely the african american community has really had a protracted history of opioids primarily heroin cincinnati at phnom era that has been under reported under the radar in the current epidemic so we've always had a a indolent problem with opioids in our community that's just not talked about but certainly with the advent of the induction of of fenton nail into the market added to the heroin has really changed that face so that we had a fairly stable group of patients who were chronic users for twenty thirty forty years now having feno introduced into that in into the market especially for the past two years you've been in this world treating people for a long time i mean i feel like this is the last thing that you and the people you work with need i mean how how much is this changing the intensity of of the need for assistance roby the overdose rate for opioids primarily heroin and fentanyl all actually exceeded the murder rate in the district starting in two thousand sixteen so in two thousand sixteen we had about two hundred and thirty one heroin fit nil overdoses or opioid overdoses as opposed to about eighty five in the in the preceding years so and that number from my understanding from the medical examiner's office may have reached two hundred seventy of their about in twenty seventeen so it's still going up.
"fentanyl" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And what i was looking for were overdoses involving cocaine and fennel without heroin and the reason i excluded heroin was because i wanted to exclude potential deaths where someone use cocaine separately from fennelly tehran right and i also wanted to exclude speed balls which are when someone uses heroin and cocaine together so anyway i i got data from those four places and those places a pretty dramatic increase across the board in deaths from mixtures of cocaine and fennel without heroin to to different degrees i'm all four places i increases in in cuyahoga county again which includes cleveland it was a particularly dramatic rise these deaths made up about a quarter of all overdoses last year and in two thousand sixteen quarter yeah which you know was huge news to me because again we think about the drug epidemic as being an opioid epidemic and as you said if is in the cocaine supply even at relatively small rates it's reaching a new group of people and what's what's what's notable about that is you know when you use opioids you build up a tolerance and so for regular heroin users and re regular functional users you are able to take a lot more functional without overdosing but for someone who's not used to taking opioids and someone who is normally a cocaine user or a recreational cocaine user with no exposure to functional just a tiny modify could be could be lethal now i'm seeing from your reporting that i mean in in cuyahoga county again that not just the the number of overdose deaths due to fentanyl laced cocaine has gone up but even law enforcement seizures of cocaine fenton mixes.
"fentanyl" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
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