Fentanyl, the drug that is turning people into zombies
Professor Elisa Del Borrello, former head of the forensic toxicology laboratory of the Alma Mater University of Bologna has raised a serious concern.
Fentanyl (Fentanil) is an opioid used in medicine. As Del Borrello explained, the opioid, thanks to its narcotic effects, is also administered as a medicine for terminally ill cancer patients.
However, the risks associated with the wrong use of this drug are devastating. Del Borrello pointed out that Fentanyl's dangerous effects are also due to its association with Xylazine, a narcotic and relaxant, which 'amplifies its effects'.
In America, the effect of this drug has already taken over some neighborhoods where people look like zombies. If it were to spread on a large scale it would wreak havoc, according to Del Borrello.
In the United States, in fact, Fentanyl can cause up to 300 overdose deaths a day: according to authorities cited by the BBC, it turns into a drug about 50 times more powerful than heroin.
The biggest concern is that it could gain a foothold in the drug trade market.
The spread of substances of this type would have very dangerous consequences on a social level, in addition to health, since people get out of themselves from it.