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The Resource Fentanyl, Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic, Ben Westhoff

Fentanyl, Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic, Ben Westhoff

Label
Fentanyl, Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic
Title
Fentanyl, Inc.
Title remainder
how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic
Statement of responsibility
Ben Westhoff
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An undercover investigation into the synthetic-drug epidemic. A new group of chemicals is radically transforming the recreational-drug landscape. Known as novel psychoactive substances (NPS), they range from so-called 'legal highs' like Spice, to synthetic opioids - most famously, the deadly fentanyl. Designed to replicate the effects of established drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, and heroin, NPS are synthesised in laboratories. They are cheap to produce and easy to transport. They are also extremely potent and often deadly. Originally developed for medicinal purposes, and then hijacked by rogue chemists, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, these chemicals' effects can be impossible to predict. What we do know is that they have triggered the biggest drug epidemic that America has ever seen, and which is now spreading internationally. In Fentanyl, Inc., award-winning journalist Ben Westhoff goes undercover to investigate the shadowy world of synthetic drugs - becoming, in the process, the first journalist to infiltrate a Chinese fentanyl lab. He tracks down the drug baron in New Zealand who unintentionally helped to start the synthetic-drug revolution; prowls St. Louis streets with a former fentanyl dealer to understand how the epidemic started; and chronicles the lives of addicts and dealers, families of victims, law enforcement officers, and underground drug-awareness organisers in the US and Europe. Fentanyl, Inc. is essential reading on a global calamity we are only just beginning to understand
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westhoff, Ben
Dewey number
362.293
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Drug control
  • Drugs
  • Drug contamination
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Drug development
  • Drugs
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Drug factories
  • Drug abuse
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl
  • Opioid abuse
  • Drug traffic
  • Designer drugs
  • Drug addiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Fentanyl, Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic, Ben Westhoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066045640
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781925849523
Lccn
be2019036012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1105148992
Label
Fentanyl, Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic, Ben Westhoff
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066045640
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781925849523
Lccn
be2019036012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1105148992

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