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Prince and counterfeit pills

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:33 pm

Ugh. ... es-estate/

Several pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said Sunday.

The official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, said many pills were falsely labeled as “Watson 385.” According to, that stamp is used to identify pills containing a mix of acetaminophen and hydrocodone.
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Re: Prince and counterfeit pills

Postby Rob Lister » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:49 pm

AKA Vicodin. The House drug.

The stuff you get from the pharmacy isn't likely fake but from a recent personal experience, one can't rule it out.

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Re: Prince and counterfeit pills

Postby Witness » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:33 am

Rob Lister wrote:The stuff you get from the pharmacy isn't likely fake but from a recent personal experience, one can't rule it out.

Seriously? :shock:

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Re: Prince and counterfeit pills

Postby Evolver » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:20 pm

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Re: Prince and counterfeit pills

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:46 pm

Not just Prince:

Illegally Manufactured Fentanyl Linked to Rise in Overdoses

The increasing distribution of illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) across the United States, and the sharp rise in overdose deaths linked to this drug, are causing more concern about a growing threat to public health and safety.

According to a report published online August 25 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the number of drug products obtained by law enforcement that tested positive for fentanyl (fentanyl submissions) increased by 426% from 2013 through 2014. Deaths related to synthetic opioids (excluding methadone) increased by 79% during that period.

"An urgent, collaborative public health and law enforcement response is needed to address the increasing problem of IMF and fentanyl deaths," said the report's authors, led by R. Matthew Gladden, PhD, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Pharmaceutical fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, is approved for the management of surgical/postoperative pain, severe chronic pain, and breakthrough cancer pain. IMF, which is unlawfully produced fentanyl obtained through illicit drug markets, is commonly mixed with or sold as white powder heroin.

Starting in 2013, the production and distribution of IMF increased to unprecedented levels. In 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the CDC issued nationwide alerts identifying increases in fentanyl-related overdose deaths in multiple states.
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