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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

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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. "A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape," writes Ben Westhoff. "These are known as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and they include replacements for known drugs like heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much more potent than traditional drugs"--and all-too-often tragically lethal. Drugs like fentanyl, K2, and Spice--and those with arcane acronyms like 25i-NBOMe-- were all originally conceived in legitimate laboratories for proper scientific and medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked and manufactured by rogue chemists, largely in China, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, making the drugs' effects impossible to predict. Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world. He tracks down the little-known scientists who invented these drugs and inadvertently killed thousands, as well as a mysterious drug baron who turned the law upside down in his home country of New Zealand. Westhoff visits the shady factories in China from which these drugs emanate, providing startling and original reporting on how China's vast chemical industry operates, and how the Chinese government subsidizes it. Poignantly, he chronicles the lives of addicted users and dealers, families of victims, law enforcement officers, and underground drug awareness organizers in the U.S. and Europe. Together they represent the shocking and riveting full anatomy of a calamity we are just beginning to understand. From its depths, as Westhoff relates, are emerging new strategies that may provide essential long-term solutions to the drug crisis that has affected so many."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
T3Q
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Westhoff, Ben
Dewey number
615.783
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RC568.O45
  • ML3531
LC item number
  • W37 2019
  • .F51 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug abuse
  • Addictions
  • Designer drugs
Label
Fentanyl Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic, Ben Westhoff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Atlantic Monthly Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1107423053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition ; First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780802127433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107423053
Label
Fentanyl Inc. : how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic, Ben Westhoff
Publication
Note
"An Atlantic Monthly Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1107423053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition ; First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780802127433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107423053

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