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Fentanyl Causes Worst Opioid Epidemic In The History Of San Francisco !

Cases Of Fentanyl Overdose Increases In Hospital

Dr. Christopher Colwell, the chief of emergency medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital revealed that the hospital has been recording more and more cases of fentanyl overdose in the past few weeks. Fentanyl has become a big threat for the city as more and more people are falling prey to it. Furthermore, Dr. Colwell said, “That’s just in the last couple weeks. It’s really remarkable because it runs the entire spectrum. This affects all walks of life, all folks. It’s hard to overstate how impactful it can be to anyone. It doesn’t seem to care about race or background or gender — or anything.”

Fentanyl Crisis in San Francisco
Source: Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.

Fentanyl Fuelling The Opioid Epidemic In San Francisco

Dr. Colwell revealed that his hospital alone is treating at least 10-15 people in a day for fentanyl overdose. He also revealed that fentanyl is powering the opioid epidemic in the city at an alarmingly dangerous pace. A solution for it has become more important ever since the cases have increased by a huge margin. Moreover, he said, “Our most immediate threat right now is the opioid epidemic and the trauma we are seeing. We are seeing increases I haven’t seen in my career around dependency and overdoses, mostly involving fentanyl. We always had problems with opioids, specifically heroin, but fentanyl has changed the whole landscape of drugs.”

Fentanyl Crisis in San Francisco
Source: Austin American-Statesman

Fentanyl Spreading Because Of Its Low Rate

Fentanyl is getting more audience among drug users because it is cheaper than heroin and gives a greater high even with a lower quantity. Dr. Phillip Coffin, director of substance use research for the San Francisco Department of Public Health explained the reason behind the success of fentanyl among drug users. He said, “It is easy to produce, it is cheap to produce, it is easy to move from one location to another, and it is more efficient in terms of the effect you get for the dollar you spend.”

 

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