Tag - carfentanil

#TestIt Alert: Baggie of blue powder sold in New Bedford, MA as oxycodone/Percocet, but actually contains carfentanil and diphenhydramine

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A baggie of blue powder was sold in New Bedford, MA as oxycodone/Percocet, but actually contains carfentanil and diphenhydramine. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.  The sample turned yellow in the presence of the Marquis reagent, yellow in the presence of the Mecke reagent, and...

Read more...

Myth: You Can’t Test for Fentanyl in Street Drugs

Yes, you can and should test your drugs for fentanyl! With the rise of fentanyl-cut drugs on the black market, testing your substances is more important than ever. Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid knowingly fatal at low quantities, is being used recklessly as an adulterant in heroin, and now more...

Read more...

Fentanyl Testing Strips Have Limitations But Are Better Than Nothing

Last week, DanceSafe began offering fentanyl testing strips for purchase on its website in response to the ever-growing number of deaths related to fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioid analogues. While the testing strips can identify most fentanyl-related analogues, there are still limitations that every consumer and harm reductionist should...

Read more...

DanceSafe Now Offering Fentanyl Testing Strips

July 18, 2017 - Fentanyl is a short-acting synthetic opiate that is now being used as an adulterant in substances such as heroin, cocaine, and MDMA. Due to its high potency, it has caused numerous deaths on unsuspecting victims. In response to the rising death toll caused by fentanyl-laced...

Read more...