|Fentanyl Scandal – The Lid Is About to Blow Off|
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In May 2016, a group of highly esteemed national experts wrote a private letter to high-ranking officials in the Obama administration, pleading the government to take action against the easily-available drug fentanyl.
According to the experts, it is the most dangerous drug to ever hit the streets of America. Thousands of people are overdosing on this illicit drug, leading to their deaths.
Inaction of the Obama Administration
According to a copy of the letter, the eleven experts urged the officials to declare the situation a nationwide public health emergency so as to put a strong focus on fighting the growing outbreak of fatal fentanyl overdoses.
The experts sent the letter to 6 administration officials, including the chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also referred to as the “Drug Czar” of the US. The letter said that this fentanyl crisis depicts how dangerous the drug has become to the public health and it requires immediate action.
However, the Obama administration chose not to take any action. Kind of like they did not take any action against ISIS, rapists, gangsters, and deep state officials like Loretta Lynch who were committing political crimes to frame a duly elected president. This is about to blow up as well.
This unfortunate decision was one of the oversights, missed opportunities, and other half-hearted measures by the top federal agents who failed to see how quickly fentanyl was building a deadly wave of an opioid epidemic in the country.
What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a synthetic painkiller which is fifty times more powerful than heroin. Within just a few short years, the deadly drug has single-handedly managed to reduce the overall life expectancy for the general public in America.
Even the smallest dose of fentanyl can be lethal – as little as 3 milligrams can cause an overdose. Over 67,000 people died of fentanyl overdoses between 2013 and 2017 – surpassing the number of American soldiers killed during Iraq, Vietnam, and Afghanistan wars combined.
And each year, the number of deaths from fentanyl overdose has risen significantly. Out of 47,600 opioid overdoses in 2017, synthetic painkiller opioids like fentanyl counted for 28,869, indicating a 46.4% rise from the previous year. In 2016, fentanyl was declared the leading cause of deaths by overdose in the US.
The chief of National Drug Control Policy at White House between the years 2001 and 2009, John Walters, said that this is a massive failure on the part of the institution. He said that they don’t know how to stop it or where to even begin.
Efforts Have Been Renewed to Prosecute Fentanyl Dealers
Last year, pathetic and worthless Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a press conference that federal prosecutors in ten areas including Ohio, Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, and New Hampshire will bring drug charges against anyone suspected of dealing fentanyl.
These 10 areas have seen the worst cases of fentanyl overdoses within the last few years. According to The Washington post, these areas will be assigned an additional prosecutor to deal with the issue in the fastest way possible.
The US Attorney General (who is now William Barr and has his hands full with cleaning up the corruption in the DOJ and the FBI and much more – right Comey and Rosenstein?!) also said that every case of this synthetic opioid will be prosecuted systematically and relentlessly. Federal prosecutors have increased their efforts to arrest, prosecute, and convict those who are found dealing with the fatal drug.
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