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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: Capsule of white powder sold as Alprazolam (Xanax) in North Carolina found to contain exclusively Flualprazolam

#TestIt Alert: Capsule of white powder sold as Alprazolam (Xanax) in North Carolina found to contain exclusively Flualprazolam
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Intern A rectangular green pressed bar was sold as Alprazolam (Xanax) in North Carolina, but tested as Flualprazolam. The sample was sourced from online (Florida) and submitted from North Carolina.   The sample is in the form of a green, rectangular “bar”-shaped pill with two score lines and “S | 90” on the score side (no ... Read more
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