A new synthetic drug called U-47700 that has been linked to many deaths across the United States with at least 50 casualties. In the states of Georgia, Wyoming, Ohio, and Kansas, these states have taken action to ban the said drug. The US Drug Enforcement Administration is evaluating the drug but hasn’t yet control it. U-47700 is an opioid painkiller that is stronger than morphine eight times the most. It also comes in different forms and can be swallowed, snorted, or injected.
The drug that is being made by chemical companies in China was developed by UpJohn, a pharmaceutical company in the 1970s. According to the chief of forensic toxicology at NMS Labs in Pennsylvania, Mr. Barry Logan, the recipe for making it is easy to find. Also the Fox News Health indicated how danger this synthetic opioids like U-47700 because it comprise one of the four categories of the new fake drugs, along with synthetic marijuana (K2), stimulants (Bath Salt), and Hallucinogens.