DEA claims fentanyl the worst ever drug

Although opioids have received significant attention over the last year, fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is becoming a major player in the illicit drug market.

So much so that the the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security reportedly considered classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction.

“You’ve got to remember, it’s 40 to 50 times stronger than regular street heroin,” Jack Riley, former principal deputy administrator for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), told Yahoo Finance. “This is, by far, the worst drug I’ve ever seen.”

USA - 2007: Rick Nease color illustration of young drug addict with syringe, and concerned family in background; Can be used with stories about Fentanyl, or heroin use amoung teens. (Detroit Free Press/MCT via Getty Images)

https://nz.finance.yahoo.com/news/fentanyl-dea-worst-drug-142338217.html

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