The New Pink
When asked, “What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of pink?” Is it the color, the flamingos, the musician, Pepto Bismol, the clothing line by Victoria’s Secret or even the song by Aerosmith? Now you can add a designer synthetic opioid to that list.
Over the years, synthetic drugs have swept across not only the U.S. but all across the world. Spice, bath salts and Kratom are a few—all just as harmful as the next.
This newer designer drug “Pink” is no different. It is eight times more powerful than morphine. Another name for this drug is u-47700. Like many others, it can be bought online. According to www.webmd.com, if you touch this drug, it could send you into cardiac arrest. It has recently claimed two teenage boys who lived in Park City, Utah. They were both 13 years old.
Apparently, all you need is a credit card and a cell phone. Not only has it claimed the lives of two teenagers, but Rolling Stone magazine reported this drug was also found in the system of the late Prince. There are speculations that this drug “Pink,” may have been the drug he actually overdosed on.
As of November 10, 2016, the DEA scheduled this drug as a Schedule 1 narcotic of the Controlled Substance Act. This classification, which also covers drugs such as LSD, heroin, and ecstasy, will enable law enforcement officials to take swift action against Pink. (www.webmd.com)
This is just another pawn in the drug game. Everyone needs to be aware of the reality of the world we live in today. The more awareness people have, the chances are they can help those who can’t help themselves.