Drug Enforcement Administration Orlando District Office (DEA) warned parents and families of children going trick-or-treating during Halloween celebrations in the United States to carefully inspect the products their children receive, as long fentanyl They are very similar to the candy kids get for Halloween.
Above all, the authorities call for special caution in this matter because the smallest approach strangers and other people’s houses who will put sweets in their bags and pumpkins.
As of August 2022, the DEA has seized brightly colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills in 26 countries. “Rainbow fentanyl” appears to be a new method used by drug cartels to sell the highly addictive fentanyl and potentially fatal made to look like candy for kids and teenagers.
“The men and women of the DEA work tirelessly to stop the rainbow fentanyl trade and defeat the Mexican drug cartels that are responsible for the vast majority of fentanyl traffic in the United States,” he explained. Anne Milgram, head of the DEA in the statement.
So far, the warning has only been issued in the US, however Mexico You must prepare and pay close attention to these facts, since fentanyl has already begun to be distributed in several states of the Mexican Republic.
Fentanyl Rainbow or Rainbow
is a fortress synthetic opioid quite similar morphine, but 50 and 100 times more powerful. It is a drug that must be prescribed in order to obtain it because it is sometimes used illegally.
It is usually prescribed to patients suffering from very intense painespecially after surgery, and is also used to treat patients who suffer from chronic pain and are physically tolerant to other opioids.
Rainbow fentanyl or long fentanyl It has caused great alarm because of the danger of an overdose that concentrates a small dose of two milligrams, which can be fatal. Tablets are characterized by diversity colors, shapes and sizes, because while some are produced in one color, others have different shades in the same tablet; and are labeled M/30, just like conventional oxycodone pills.
It should be noted that all colors, shapes and sizes of fentanyl should be considered extremely dangerous.
An example of this is the recent seizures in Phoenix, Arizona, where The police department has discovered a new “presentation” of rainbow fentanyl. Although it was not stated where it came from, they recognized that it was the “first time” they had seen pills with that color scheme.
In that sense, fentanyl is currently the leading cause of death among people aged 18 to 45, surpassing suicides, covid-19 and traffic deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to the Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), synthetic opioids—including fentanyl—are currently the drugs most commonly associated with of overdose deaths in the United States. In 2017, fentanyl was involved in 59.8% of opioid-related deaths, compared to 14.3% in 2010.
It is important to pay attention to the effects of fentanyl:
– breathing difficulties
– loss of consciousness