Pill Testing

#TestIt Alert: Round light blue pill sold in Philadelphia, PA as oxycodone (A 215) contains fentanyl, analogues, gabapentin

#TestIt Alert: Round light blue pill sold in Philadelphia, PA as oxycodone (A 215) but actually contains para-fluorofentanyl, fluoro-4-ANPP, fluoro-phenethyl-4-ANPP, fentanyl, gabapentin, and acetaminophen.  A round light blue pill with “A” over “215” separated by a break line was sold in Philadelphia, PA as oxycodone A 215 but actually contains...

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#TestIt Alert: Round orange pill with “U31” on one side sold online as Adderall (amphetamine) but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine.

By: Rachel Clark, Programs & Communications Coordinator A round orange pill with “U31” on one side and two break lines on the other was sold online as Adderall (amphetamine) but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine. The sample was submitted from San Diego, CA to Erowid’s DrugsData project. The sample turned orange in...

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#TestIt Alert: Round blue pill with “M” in a box on one side sold online as oxycodone 30mg contains exclusively fentanyl and 4-ANPP

By: Rachel Clark, Programs & Communications Coordinator A round blue pill with “M” in a box on one side and “30” above a break line on the other was sold online as oxycodone 30mg, but actually contains exclusively fentanyl and 4-ANPP. The sample was submitted from New Jersey to Erowid’s...

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WARNING! – You may be using fentanyl testing strips incorrectly!

WARNING! You may be using fentanyl testing strips incorrectly By Emanuel Sferios, DanceSafe founder Photo: Our new micro scoops - available here - which are meant to improve the safety and efficacy of fentanyl strip testing.  A dangerous set of instructions for using fentanyl testing strips has been making rounds across the internet....

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Why Does DanceSafe Release Test It! Alerts?

By: Rachel Clark, Programs & Communications Coordinator Greetings, DanceSafers! As many of you know, we routinely release Test It! Alerts that detail the appearance, location, and contents of adulterated drugs around the country based on Erowid’s DrugsData Project and community-submitted entries. We believe that this information on its own is useful...

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#TestIt Alert: Bag of white powder sold in Philadelphia, PA as cocaine but actually contains phenacetin, cocaine, benzocaine, levamisole, and others

By: Rachel Clark, Programs & Communications Coordinator A bag of soft white powder was sold in Philadelphia, PA as cocaine, but actually contains phenacetin, cocaine, benzocaine, levamisole, and others. The sample was submitted from Baltimore, MD to Erowid’s DrugsData Project.  The sample did not react in the presence of the Marquis...

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#TestIt Alert: Continued reports of fatal overdoses from cocaine adulterated with (likely) fentanyl in Chicago, IL

By: Rachel Clark, Programs & Communications Coordinator In early August, we released an alert notifying the public of fentanyl’s increasing prevalence as a potentially deadly adulterant in cocaine. As September quickly approaches, we have received new reports of a huge spike in overdoses in Melrose Park, IL - a suburb...

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#TestIt Alert: Nationwide reports of fentanyl in cocaine, including consequent deaths

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor In the midst of a global pandemic, America remains entrenched in its opioid crisis, particularly in the context of fentanyl adulteration. However, it is widely assumed that fentanyl is only prevalent as a contaminant in illicitly purchased opioid-like drugs, a sentiment that often disincentivizes buyers...

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#TestIt Alert: Reports of potential fentanyl contamination of various kinds of drugs in Colorado, causing opioid overdoses

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor Anecdotal reports of likely fentanyl-related overdoses, including deaths, are arising from multiple regions in Colorado. The city of Denver has experienced a 282% increase in fentanyl-related overdose deaths, when comparing the first half of 2019 with the first half of 2020.  Reports have included a death...

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#TestIt Alert: Light blue round “Percocet” 30mg sold in Portland/Gresham, OR tests positive for fentanyl

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A round, light blue pill with “30” on one side over a score line was sold in Portland/Gresham, OR as Percocet 30mg, and tested positive for fentanyl using a strip test performed by the submitter. A pill from this batch reportedly induced an opioid overdose in...

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