Darknet Marketplace Issues Complete Ban Against a Drug

Darknet Marketplace Issues Complete Ban Against a Drug

A popular darknet marketplace has announced that it has prohibited the sale of fentanyl after a dramatic rise in the number of deaths related to fentanyl overdose in the last two years. According to NBC, in Philadelphia, there has been a 636 percent increase in overdoses from the medical-grade opioid fentanyl. What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, which belongs to the same family as morphine, heroin, and oxycontin, but is 50 times stronger than medical-grade heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl-Related Overdoses Connected to Darknet. It seems, however, that....


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