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The Resource Fentanyl, Inc

Fentanyl, Inc

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Fentanyl, Inc
Title
Fentanyl, Inc
Statement of responsibility
Ben Westhoff
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Language
eng
Summary
A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 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 investigative journalist Ben Westhoff goes undercover to infiltrate 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
Summary
An in-depth investigation into the dangerous world of synthetic drugs predicts a next wave in the opioid epidemic while examining the roles of black-market Chinese drug factories, European harm reduction activists and American dealers and users
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10805590
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BT
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Westhoff, Ben
Dewey number
362
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Medical
  • Psychology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic
Label
Fentanyl, Inc
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:73208465-245f-4a0c-bbc2-f84dc00e5fcf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781925693911
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optical disk
Label
Fentanyl, Inc
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:73208465-245f-4a0c-bbc2-f84dc00e5fcf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925693911
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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