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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid in medicine which is used for anesthesia and pain management, but the infiltration of this drug on the black market has caused a spike in overdose deaths involving fentanyl. Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroine. A packet of fentanyl the size of a sugar packet can kill 500 people.
This spike is causing 300 overdose deaths a day. In spring of 2020, when we reached 500 daily deaths from Covid, the nation started lock down protocols . Although Covid and overdose deaths are different, they are the same as this is a national concern. Overdose epidemic affects every socio-economic class and race.
Fentanyl is laced in drugs, candy, and medication sold on the internet such as Xanax, Adderall, Oxycodone. Most of the time people do not realize they are consuming fentanyl and because of its potency, many are dying. Every day students are dying because their friend gave them an Adderall, purchased off the internet, to help focus and study and an hour later they are deceased.
There is a way to stop an overdose which is through the administration of a dose of Naloxone. Naloxone is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist. This means that it attaches to opioid receptors and reverses and blocks the effects of other opioids. Naloxone can quickly restore normal breathing to a person if their breathing has slowed or stopped because of an opioid overdose. Important to note, naloxone has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system.
Colleges and schools need to educate students on the dangers of this national poisoning and the need to have Naloxone always in proximity. LIVEGY will target this market initially by providing wall fixtures with Naloxone to be mounted in hallways of universities, colleges, schools, fraternities, sororities.