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Fentanyl, Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic, Ben Westhoff

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Fentanyl, Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic
Title
Fentanyl, Inc.
Title remainder
how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic
Statement of responsibility
Ben Westhoff
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 calamity we are only just beginning to understand
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westhoff, Ben
Dewey number
362.29/3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Designer drugs
  • Fentanyl
  • Opioid abuse
  • Drug addiction
  • Drug abuse
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Drug development
  • Drugs
  • Drugs
  • Drug adulteration
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Drug factories
  • Drug traffic
Label
Fentanyl, Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic, Ben Westhoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781925849523
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Fentanyl, Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic, Ben Westhoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781925849523
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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