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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: 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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#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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