Most Americans Unaware They’re Ingesting Deadly Fentanyl

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Fentanyl overdoses have increased dramatically in the wake of the migrant crisis. The opioid is responsible for a high number of deaths, and new data confirms this. Most people who take the opioid are unaware that they’re taking it. The result has been tens and thousands of deaths from overdose, particularly during the COVID-19 epidemic. Biden’s administration has yet to find a solution.

Researchers at the NYU School of Global Public Health have found that more than 80% of New Yorkers injecting drugs tested positive for fentanyl despite only 18% of them reporting they used it deliberately.

According to the findings published in International Journal of Drug Policy (IJDP), many people who use injectable drugs unknowingly take fentanyl. This could increase their chances of overdosing and possibly their tolerance of fentanyl over time.

In the United States in 2021, over 100,000 people will have died from a drug-related overdose. 66% of those deaths involved illicit fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50-100 times stronger than morphine.

The Mexican cartels are responsible for a large portion of the fentanyl that is consumed by Americans. The Mexican drug cartels have taken advantage of the current migrant crisis in order to smuggle opioids into the country. They then mix it with common street drugs such as heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana.

Overdose deaths have become a major problem. The problem is exacerbated when you consider that foreign entities are poisoning Americans. It is a case of Mexican drug cartels committing mass murder with the assistance of Chinese manufacturers that supply them. These tragic deaths will continue as long as Biden’s administration allows this problem to continue.

The federal agencies that enforce the law and border authorities have done their best to stop the spread of opioids into the communities. The Drug Enforcement Agency reported that in 2022, it had seized more than 379 millions deadly doses of fentanyl. How much more fentanyl have drug traffickers been able get into the United States without being caught?

Biden’s administration is still unsure of how to deal with this problem. The president and his team are still struggling to solve the problem, despite having reversed the majority of the border policies implemented by former President Donald Trump. Due to the constant influxes of asylum seekers and illegal migrants, border authorities are stretched thin. It is difficult to stop traffickers bringing fentanyl in.

Republicans in Congress called on the White House designating Mexican drug cartels terrorist organizations. This would allow the government more time to act to stop these bad guys from poisoning Americans with fentanyl and killing them. The White House has yet to take any serious steps in this direction or taken action that would curb the activities carried out by the cartels. President Obama has done very little to address the Chinese Communist Party which helped the cartels manufacture the opioids before they were smuggled in the United States. This is likely to be the case until another president is in the White House willing to take the issue seriously.