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Hispanic Heritage Month: Mitchell Gomez

Our Executive Director, Mitchell Gomez, is of mixed (and complex) heritage. His mother's family are European Jews who escaped Russia and Ukraine during the pogroms of the late 1800s and early 1900s. His father's family is comprised of many different groups, with a documented ancestry stretching back to the...

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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: Round blue Oxy 30 sold in Denver, CO as oxycodone but actually contains acetaminophen, fentanyl, 4-ANPP, metamizole, and xylazine

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A round blue pill with “M” in a box on one side and “30” above a score line on the other was sold in Denver, CO as oxycodone, but actually contains acetaminophen, fentanyl, 4-ANPP, metamizole, and xylazine. The sample was submitted from Denver, CO.  The sample...

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