Fentanyl - the War America SHOULD Fight
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Fentanyl is back in the headlines as a result of Kaney West's comments about George Floyd.
Ten Dollar Death Trip: Inside The Fentanyl Crisis. This powerful documentary highlights the threat posed by the new synthetic drug which is killing more than gun crime, homicide, and car accidents combined. 100 times stronger than heroin, the deadly opioid fentanyl is cheap, potent, and small enough to send in the post. These market forces have seen it replacing the heroin supply, spreading unprecedented death, destruction, and misery.
Like all epidemics, it is spreading fast. The death toll has disproportionately affected the homeless and marginalized. And now, due to its strength and low cost, the drug is also starting to appear in party drugs, such as cocaine and cannabis – with fatal results. The reporter travels to Vancouver, the epicentre of Canada's fentanyl epidemic to meet with health care workers, activists, fentanyl dealers, and people who use it. Finally, the programme asks what the world should expect as the fentanyl epidemic spreads outside of North America.