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#TestIt Alert: Bag of grey/off-white powder sold in Chicago, IL as dope (heroin) but actually contains heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine, etizolam, 6-acetylcodeine, noscapine, quinine, fentanyl, niacinamide, and xylazine

#TestIt Alert: Bag of grey/off-white powder sold in Chicago, IL as dope (heroin) but actually contains heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine, etizolam, 6-acetylcodeine, noscapine, quinine, fentanyl, niacinamide, and xylazine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A bag of grey/off-white powder was sold in Chicago, IL as heroin but actually contains heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine, etizolam, 6-acetylcodeine, noscapine, quinine, fentanyl, niacinamide, and xylazine. The sample was submitted from Chicago, IL.  The sample turned purple in the presence of the Marquis reagent, ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Off-white powder sold in Chicago, IL as heroin, but actually contains fentanyl, quinine, 6-acetylcodeine, 6-acetylmorphine, and heroin

#TestIt Alert: Off-white powder sold in Chicago, IL as heroin, but actually contains fentanyl, quinine, 6-acetylcodeine, 6-acetylmorphine, and heroin
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor An off-white powder in a clear baggie with the design ‘Smoke 8FV’ on it was sold in Chicago, IL as heroin, but actually contains fentanyl, quinine, 6-acetylcodeine, 6-acetylmorphine, and heroin. The sample was submitted from Chicago, IL.  The sample turned light purple (slowly) in the presence of the Marquis reagent, ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Off-white powder sold in Chicago, IL as heroin but actually contains diphenhydramine, quinine, and fentanyl

#TestIt Alert: Off-white powder sold in Chicago, IL as heroin but actually contains diphenhydramine, quinine, and fentanyl
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A purple bag of off-white powder was sold in Chicago, IL as heroin, but actually contains diphenhydramine, quinine, and fentanyl. The sample was submitted from Chicago, IL.  The sample turned orange/yellow in the presence of the Marquis reagent, yellow in the presence of the Mecke reagent, and light brown in the ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Baggie of blue powder sold in New Bedford, MA as oxycodone/Percocet, but actually contains carfentanil and diphenhydramine

#TestIt Alert: Baggie of blue powder sold in New Bedford, MA as oxycodone/Percocet, but actually contains carfentanil and diphenhydramine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A baggie of blue powder was sold in New Bedford, MA as oxycodone/Percocet, but actually contains carfentanil and diphenhydramine. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.  The sample turned yellow in the presence of the Marquis reagent, yellow in the presence of the Mecke reagent, and did not react in the presence of ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Round, blue pill with “E” and “8” divided by a score line on one side sold in St. Paul, MN as Oxycodone but actually contains fentanyl, 4-ANPP, and lidocaine

#TestIt Alert: Round, blue pill with “E” and “8” divided by a score line on one side sold in St. Paul, MN as Oxycodone but actually contains fentanyl, 4-ANPP, and lidocaine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A round, light blue pill with “E” and “8” on one side, separated by a score line, and no markings on the other side was sold in St. Paul, MN as Oxycodone, but actually contains fentanyl, 4-ANPP, and lidocaine. The sample was submitted from St. Paul, MN.  The sample turned light yellow in the presence of the Marquis ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Capsule of green-brown powder sold in Troy, MI as psilocybin but actually contains exclusively unidentified chemicals and linoleic acid

#TestIt Alert: Capsule of green-brown powder sold in Troy, MI as psilocybin but actually contains exclusively unidentified chemicals and linoleic acid
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor Two capsules of green-brown powder were sold in Troy, MI as psilocybin but actually contain four different unidentified chemicals in varying ratios, as well as linoleic acid. The sample was both sourced and sold in Troy, MI.  The sample did not react with Marquis, Mecke, and Mandelin reagents.  Unidentified chemicals ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Light orange Oxy 30 sold in Portland, OR found to contain fentanyl

#TestIt Alert: Light orange Oxy 30 sold in Portland, OR found to contain fentanyl
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A round, light orange Oxy 30 tablet with “M” on one side and a score line with “30” above it on the other was sold in Portland, OR as oxycodone (30mg), and delivered a positive test for containing fentanyl. This means that when dissolved and exposed to a test strip, the strip produced only one red line instead of ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Round light cyan pill with ‘M30’ stamped inside of a square on one side sold in San Luis, AZ as Oxycodone but actually contains acetaminophen, 4-Methylaminoantipyrine, fentanyl, and 4-ANPP

#TestIt Alert: Round light cyan pill with ‘M30’ stamped inside of a square on one side sold in San Luis, AZ as Oxycodone but actually contains acetaminophen, 4-Methylaminoantipyrine, fentanyl, and 4-ANPP
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Intern A light cyan round tablet with ‘M30’ in a rounded rectangular square on one side and a score line with a ‘30’ above it on the other was sold as Oxycodone in San Luis, AZ, but tested as acetaminophen, 4-Methylaminoantipyrine, fentanyl, and 4-ANPP. The sample was both sourced in and submitted from San Luis, AZ. The sample ... Read more
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International Overdose Awareness Day is a Day to Remember, Reflect, and Take Action

International Overdose Awareness Day is a Day to Remember, Reflect, and Take Action
Today, DanceSafe observes International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a global event held on August 31st each year which aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. It is also a time to pause and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died as a result of drug overdose. Those ... Read more
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News Aug 31, 2017

Today Designated as International Drug Users Remembrance Day by INPUD

Today Designated as International Drug Users Remembrance Day by INPUD
The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) is a global peer-based organization that seeks to promote the health and defend the rights of people who use drugs. In a statement released today, INPUD dubs today, July 21, a day to “remember our community members, our loved ones, our friends, and our family members who have died as a result of the ... Read more
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News Jul 21, 2017