Powerful Heroin Substitute Called Pink Being Sold Online

An increasingly popular synthetic opioid known as Pink is being sold online, according to NBC News. Only four states—Florida, Ohio, Wyoming and Georgia—have banned the drug, also known as U-47700.

Pink is eight times stronger than heroin, the article notes. The drug, along with other synthetic opioids, is being shipped into the United States from China and other countries.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) told NBC News it is aware of confirmed deaths associated with the drug in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. Last month the agency gave notice of its intent to classify the drug temporarily as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act. The temporary ban gives the DEA three years to research whether the drug should be permanently controlled.

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    December 11, 2018 at 10:48 AM

    If someone is so smart as to create a drug that does better
    than mimmic an illegal drug but is better, why not create a drug that will kill simptoms and cravings right off?!?! A mind is a terrible thing to miss use and waste

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    November 16, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    This is crazy..how many more have to die before people realize the dangers of drug use..Please Please PLease wake up…Lets save as many as we can..God help us all..

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    Spring Evans

    October 21, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    I cannot believe that this is being sold legally! WTH is wrong with this country????

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    Daniele Grasser

    October 20, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Does anyone know if this come up as an Opioid on drug tests? It is unbelievable to me that there are people so opportunistic that they will put anything out there to sell to people, and probably kids, who are already vulnerable. I’m horrified.

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