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#TestIt Alert: Bag of white powder sold in Philadelphia, PA as cocaine but actually contains phenacetin, cocaine, benzocaine, levamisole, and others

#TestIt Alert: Bag of white powder sold in Philadelphia, PA as cocaine but actually contains phenacetin, cocaine, benzocaine, levamisole, and others
By: Rachel Clark, Programs & Communications Coordinator A bag of soft white powder was sold in Philadelphia, PA as cocaine, but actually contains phenacetin, cocaine, benzocaine, levamisole, and others. The sample was submitted from Baltimore, MD to Erowid’s DrugsData Project.  The sample did not react in the presence of the Marquis reagent, and turned ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Continued reports of fatal overdoses from cocaine adulterated with (likely) fentanyl in Chicago, IL

#TestIt Alert: Continued reports of fatal overdoses from cocaine adulterated with (likely) fentanyl in Chicago, IL
By: Rachel Clark, Programs & Communications Coordinator In early August, we released an alert notifying the public of fentanyl’s increasing prevalence as a potentially deadly adulterant in cocaine. As September quickly approaches, we have received new reports of a huge spike in overdoses in Melrose Park, IL – a suburb outside of Chicago – ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Nationwide reports of fentanyl in cocaine, including consequent deaths

#TestIt Alert: Nationwide reports of fentanyl in cocaine, including consequent deaths
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor In the midst of a global pandemic, America remains entrenched in its opioid crisis, particularly in the context of fentanyl adulteration. However, it is widely assumed that fentanyl is only prevalent as a contaminant in illicitly purchased opioid-like drugs, a sentiment that often disincentivizes buyers from using ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Reports of potential fentanyl contamination of various kinds of drugs in Colorado, causing opioid overdoses

#TestIt Alert: Reports of potential fentanyl contamination of various kinds of drugs in Colorado, causing opioid overdoses
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor Anecdotal reports of likely fentanyl-related overdoses, including deaths, are arising from multiple regions in Colorado. The city of Denver has experienced a 282% increase in fentanyl-related overdose deaths, when comparing the first half of 2019 with the first half of 2020.  Reports have included a death from an ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: DMT and ketamine sold in Chicago, IL test positive for fentanyl or its analogs

#TestIt Alert: DMT and ketamine sold in Chicago, IL test positive for fentanyl or its analogs
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor We have recently received a concerning report about a sample of ketamine and a sample of DMT in the Northwest Chicago suburbs testing positive for fentanyl. Although fentanyl showing up in either of these substances is rare, it has been known to happen. Broadly, there are two reasons for this happening: Accidental ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Round orange pill sold in Los Angeles, CA as Adderall (amphetamine), but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine

#TestIt Alert: Round orange pill sold in Los Angeles, CA as Adderall (amphetamine), but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor #TestIt Alert: Round orange pill sold in Los Angeles, CA as Adderall (amphetamine), but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine.  A round orange/peach pill with “E 404” on one side and two break lines on the other was sold in Los Angeles, CA as Adderall (amphetamine) but actually contains exclusively ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Oval-shaped orange pill sold in Boston, MA as Adderall (amphetamine) but actually contains methamphetamine

#TestIt Alert: Oval-shaped orange pill sold in Boston, MA as Adderall (amphetamine) but actually contains methamphetamine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor An oval-shaped orange pill with “30” on one side between a score line and “b 974” on the other was sold in Boston, MA as Adderall (amphetamine), but actually contains methamphetamine. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.  The sample turned orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent and blue in the presence of ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Round blue Oxy 30 sold in Denver, CO as oxycodone but actually contains acetaminophen, fentanyl, 4-ANPP, metamizole, and xylazine

#TestIt Alert: Round blue Oxy 30 sold in Denver, CO as oxycodone but actually contains acetaminophen, fentanyl, 4-ANPP, metamizole, and xylazine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A round blue pill with “M” in a box on one side and “30” above a score line on the other was sold in Denver, CO as oxycodone, but actually contains acetaminophen, fentanyl, 4-ANPP, metamizole, and xylazine. The sample was submitted from Denver, CO.  The sample did not react in the presence of the Marquis, Mecke, or ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Bag of off-white powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA and fentanyl

#TestIt Alert: Bag of off-white powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA and fentanyl
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A bag of off-white powder was sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains MDMA-4en-PINACA and fentanyl. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.  The sample turned orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent, orange in the presence of the Mecke reagent, and light brown in the presence of the Mandelin ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: White powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA, fentanyl, caffeine, lidocaine, and 4-ANPP

#TestIt Alert: White powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA, fentanyl, caffeine, lidocaine, and 4-ANPP
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A baggie of white powder was sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA, fentanyl, caffeine, lidocaine, and 4-ANPP. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.   The sample turned light orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent, and fizzed but did not otherwise react with the Mecke and ... Read more
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