2017 was the worst year ever for drug overdose deaths in America


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Where does all the Fentanyl come from ?


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China via Mexico.


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I haven’t studied this yet, don’t have an opinion on if it will have an impact. Most past “war on drugs” didn’t seem to work.


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The nice thing about the wall is that it would stop 18-wheelers.


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Facebook has reportedly stopped surfacing posts, Pages and Groups when users search for opioids like OxyContin and fentanyl, TechCrunch reports. The change comes as the Centers for Disease Control release estimatesshowing continued increases in opioid-related death rates across the US. Now, when Facebook users search for certain drugs, the site only returns videos and user profiles with similar names. The company told TechCrunch that it is working to make it more difficult for users to find content that might connect them with dealers.

It’s unclear when these changes were put into place, but they follow other efforts to combat opioid sales facilitated by the platform. In June, Facebook began surfacing a message asking users searching for drugs or addiction treatment if they would like assistance in finding treatment. The message then redirects those interested to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration national helpline. That feature will reportedly also be available on Instagram in the coming weeks.


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Are these opioids created in the U.S.A.? Fetanyl which seems to be even more powerful than morphine has been given to cancer victims. If these drugs are not controlled within the U.S. and used only in medical need, then they need to be destroyed. Ordinary prescriptions are not good enough and the providers should be audited on their product. Does anyone know more about the process?


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China

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