Fentanyl

MHz
#121
Quote: Originally Posted by Billy1 View Post

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Check out the on-line sites for 'shake' that is $30/oz. I would give you a link but that might mean they are out when I go back to order some more. A shake box can be used to get just the pollen if you want to be glued to the couch kind of high rather than mowing the lawn without losing any parts.
 
spaminator
+1
#122
Drug company used rap video to push for higher fentanyl doses, sales
Associated Press
Published:
February 15, 2019
Updated:
February 15, 2019 3:29 PM EST
This still image from a 2015 video presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in federal court in Boston on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Insys Therapeutics/U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)
BOSTON — Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps to push the drug.
The video was shown to jurors this week in the closely watched trial in Boston of wealthy Insys Therapeutics Inc. Founder John Kapoor and four other onetime executives, including a former exotic dancer who prosecutors say was hired as a regional sales manager even though she had no pharmaceutical experience.
They’re charged with scheming to pay doctors bribes and kickbacks in exchange for prescriptions of the opioid meant for cancer patients with severe pain. Kapoor and the other former executives of the Chandler, Arizona-based company have denied all wrongdoing.
The video, titled “Great by Choice,” was shown during a national sales meeting in 2015 to encourage employees to talk doctors into prescribing higher doses, prosecutors said.
In it, suit-clad sales reps rap to the tune of a song by the artist A$AP Rocky about titration, the process of increasing the strength of a patient’s prescription until it reaches the adequate level.
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“I love titration, yeah, that’s not a problem. I got new patients and I got a lot of ’em,” they say. “Build relationships that are healthy. Got more docs than Janelle’s got selfies.”
At one point, the person dressed up as the bottle of fentanyl spray takes off his costume to reveal then-vice-president of sales, Alec Burlakoff. Burlakoff pleaded guilty in November to racketeering conspiracy and is expected to testify against Kapoor.
“What we built here can’t be debated. Shout to Kapoor for what he created,” the sales reps rap. “The competition just making noise. We’re making history because we’re great by choice.”
The video is the latest eyebrow-raising piece of evidence in the trial, which has put a spotlight on the federal government’s efforts to go after those it says are responsible for fueling the deadly opioid crisis. The trial, which began last month, is expected to last several more weeks.
Last month, a former employee told jurors that she watched her boss — regional sales manager Sunrise Lee — give a lap dance at a Chicago nightclub to a doctor Insys was pushing to write more prescriptions. Lee’s lawyer said the doctor was taking advantage of her.
Beth Wilkinson, an attorney for Kapoor, told jurors that any criminal activity by Insys was orchestrated by Burlakoff. She has sought to portray Burlakoff and the government’s other key witness, former CEO Michael Babich, as liars who are willing to say anything to take down Kapoor in the hopes of getting a lesser sentence.
Babich, who pleaded guilty in January, took the stand this week and said Kapoor pushed to get patients on higher doses so they would continue taking the drug, which meant more money for the company.
Babich told jurors that Insys looked for sales reps who were “poor, hungry and driven” or what they called “PHDs.” Insys also recruited employees who were “easy on the eyes,” Babich told jurors.
“No physician wanted a quote unquote unattractive person to walk in their door,” he said.

http://torontosun.com/news/world/dru...yl-doses-sales
 
MHz
+1
#123
Medic, get some pants for the girl that has been wrestling with barb-wire. Poor child looks cold, maybe I should give her a long hug first.
 
spilledthebeer
#124
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Medic, get some pants for the girl that has been wrestling with barb-wire. Poor child looks cold, maybe I should give her a long hug first.




So......what it comes down to is that MHz- who has become "mentally challenged" by that nasty combination of Radical Islamic fervour and his LSD habit..........


is now trying to tell us that Western civilization is DOOMED by Allah because some unregulated drunken sales people are trying to sell prescription drugs to doctors who apparently have a drinking problem??????????????????????????


And where in all this should we fit my previous assertion that LIE-berals ARE IGNORING WHITE COLLAR CRIME????????????????


Better drop another tab or three MHz..............theh maybe things will become more clear for you???????????????


or not.....Insh` Allah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
MHz
#125
Tab?? Who said there was MDA around?? . . . where exactly??? Kiddies do not click on the link as it cannot be unseen once seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddq1AKImrno
Bastiaan takes MDA in the forest | Drugslab

They would both had more fun if they had went to an Indian bar on payday or entered a car rally.
Last edited by MHz; Feb 16th, 2019 at 07:58 PM..
 
spaminator
+1
#126
Drug company reportedly hired ex-stripper to increase sales
Associated Press
Published:
March 1, 2019
Updated:
March 1, 2019 6:57 PM EST
In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston. Kapoor and four other former company executives are accused of scheming to bribe doctors into prescribing a powerful fentanyl painkiller.Steven Senne / AP
BOSTON — A former exotic dancer was hired as a regional sales manager at a drug company despite her lack of pharmaceutical experience because executives believed she could help carry out the company’s plan to bribe doctors into prescribing its powerful painkiller, a former executive told jurors on Friday.
Alec Burlakoff, onetime vice-president of sales at Insys Therapeutics Inc., said he met Sunrise Lee at the strip club where she worked and recruited her because he thought she would have the “ability and the willingness and the desire to talk to physicians and speak with them about the quid pro quo.”
After hiring Lee, Burlakoff said executives received an anonymous email about topless photos of Lee that were posted online. Burlakoff said Lee kept her job after agreeing to take the photos down.
Lee’s lawyer, Peter Horstmann, repeatedly objected to the introduction of the salacious testimony. Horstmann said after jurors left for the day that he plans to move for a mistrial.
The judge has prohibited attorneys on both sides of the case from talking to the media.
Story continues below
Burlakoff is one of the government’s key witnesses in the trial against Insys founder John Kapoor , Lee and three other former executives of the Chandler, Arizona-based company. They are accused of scheming to pay doctors bribes in the form of fees for sham speaking events in exchange for prescriptions of Subsys, a fentanyl spray meant for cancer patients with severe pain.
They have all denied wrongdoing.
Burlakoff pleaded guilty in November to racketeering conspiracy and is testifying against his former colleagues for a chance at a lighter sentence. Kapoor’s attorney has tried to paint him as a liar who was cutting side deals with doctors on his own and will say anything to take down Kapoor.
The fight over Friday’s testimony is the latest strange moment in the case that’s expected to last several more weeks. The case has put a spotlight on the federal government’s efforts to go after those it says are responsible for fueling the deadly opioid crisis.
A former employee told jurors in January that she watched Lee give a lap dance at a Chicago nightclub to a doctor that the company was pushing to prescribe the drug.
Last month, jurors watched a rap video made to encourage employees to talk doctors into prescribing higher doses of the drug. In the video, sales representatives danced around a giant bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray and rapped about titration, the process of increasing the strength of a patient’s prescription until it reaches the adequate level.
At the end of the video, it’s revealed that Burlakoff was wearing the fentanyl spray costume.
Burlakoff told jurors Friday that Insys employees were clear with physicians about their expectations for prescriptions in exchange for speaker fees. A doctor who didn’t have any ethical problems with it and agreed to the deal was called a “whale,” he said.
“I knew that every dollar I spent was going to be tracked and that the expectations on return on investment, on dollars back to the company, were very high,” Burlakoff said.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/dru...increase-sales
 
spilledthebeer
#127
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Drug company reportedly hired ex-stripper to increase sales
Associated Press
Published:
March 1, 2019
Updated:
March 1, 2019 6:57 PM EST
In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston. Kapoor and four other former company executives are accused of scheming to bribe doctors into prescribing a powerful fentanyl painkiller.Steven Senne / AP
BOSTON — A former exotic dancer was hired as a regional sales manager at a drug company despite her lack of pharmaceutical experience because executives believed she could help carry out the company’s plan to bribe doctors into prescribing its powerful painkiller, a former executive told jurors on Friday.
Alec Burlakoff, onetime vice-president of sales at Insys Therapeutics Inc., said he met Sunrise Lee at the strip club where she worked and recruited her because he thought she would have the “ability and the willingness and the desire to talk to physicians and speak with them about the quid pro quo.”
After hiring Lee, Burlakoff said executives received an anonymous email about topless photos of Lee that were posted online. Burlakoff said Lee kept her job after agreeing to take the photos down.
Lee’s lawyer, Peter Horstmann, repeatedly objected to the introduction of the salacious testimony. Horstmann said after jurors left for the day that he plans to move for a mistrial.
The judge has prohibited attorneys on both sides of the case from talking to the media.
Story continues below
Burlakoff is one of the government’s key witnesses in the trial against Insys founder John Kapoor , Lee and three other former executives of the Chandler, Arizona-based company. They are accused of scheming to pay doctors bribes in the form of fees for sham speaking events in exchange for prescriptions of Subsys, a fentanyl spray meant for cancer patients with severe pain.
They have all denied wrongdoing.
Burlakoff pleaded guilty in November to racketeering conspiracy and is testifying against his former colleagues for a chance at a lighter sentence. Kapoor’s attorney has tried to paint him as a liar who was cutting side deals with doctors on his own and will say anything to take down Kapoor.
The fight over Friday’s testimony is the latest strange moment in the case that’s expected to last several more weeks. The case has put a spotlight on the federal government’s efforts to go after those it says are responsible for fueling the deadly opioid crisis.
A former employee told jurors in January that she watched Lee give a lap dance at a Chicago nightclub to a doctor that the company was pushing to prescribe the drug.
Last month, jurors watched a rap video made to encourage employees to talk doctors into prescribing higher doses of the drug. In the video, sales representatives danced around a giant bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray and rapped about titration, the process of increasing the strength of a patient’s prescription until it reaches the adequate level.
At the end of the video, it’s revealed that Burlakoff was wearing the fentanyl spray costume.
Burlakoff told jurors Friday that Insys employees were clear with physicians about their expectations for prescriptions in exchange for speaker fees. A doctor who didn’t have any ethical problems with it and agreed to the deal was called a “whale,” he said.
“I knew that every dollar I spent was going to be tracked and that the expectations on return on investment, on dollars back to the company, were very high,” Burlakoff said.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/dru...increase-sales




What is it about the corporate philosophy of "WE WANT TO SELL LOTS OF OUR DRUGS" that you dont understand?????????????



This IS A BIG PART of the reason why we have govt run health care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Govt, doctors and hospital staff are expected to FOCUS on best care and outcomes for patients!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Corporate greed is supposed to be banned from the Cdn system and it mostly IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Doctors are the guardians of our system!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They are expected to prescribe AS NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!


The ONLY WIGGLE ROOM is in which particular drug they prescribe................and dosages are set out by govt labs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And to a fair degree- doctors in Canada are RESTRICTED in which drugs they can prescribe due to govt being the whole sale supplier here- as govt buys bulk shipments of specific drugs and then re-sells to pharmacies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Cdn system is- in most things much CLEANER than the Yankee version!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Though Ontari-owe news media has been reporting on how crooked pharmacy owners have been double billing govt for drugs they did not actually BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But this CRIME is the result of govt NOT PROPERLY POLICING either its own accountants or pharmacy accountants to catch FRAUDULENT BILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This issue of pharmacies double billing is simply ANOTHER SIGN of how little effort LIE-berals are making to deal with ANY SORT OF CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It took the election of Doug Ford to catch this double billing of pharmacists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!


LIE-berals had IGNORED the THEFT OF TAXPAYERS MONEY FOR A DECADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!


Just as Ontari-owe LIE-berals under David Peterson had IGNORED similar style double billing THEFT from medical clinics dispensing Methadone to addicts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals are content to IGNORE ALL CRIME because making honest effort to regulate anything would cut into their supply of GRAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
 
MHz
#128
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Drug company reportedly hired ex-stripper to increase sales

There are no 'x-strippers' and there are no 'x-CIA agents', there are just old versions of a career choice that may nit have worked out all that well in the long-run.
 
spilledthebeer
#129
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

There are no 'x-strippers' and there are no 'x-CIA agents', there are just old versions of a career choice that may nit have worked out all that well in the long-run.




HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Strippers and CIA agents retire all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It is Muslim suicide bombers who are never found at the old folks home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Gregor
#130
Great info guys
 
spilledthebeer
#131
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

There are no 'x-strippers' and there are no 'x-CIA agents', there are just old versions of a career choice that may nit have worked out all that well in the long-run.




So.................IS THAT YOUR current issue????????????


That your career as a radical Muslim writer of idiot Islamic propaganda...................


and Jew Baiting garbage is NOT WORKING OUT for you\?????????????????


Go ahead.............blame the Jews and Trump for your frustration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



We KNOW you want to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
petros
+5
#132  Top Rated Post
WWJD What Would Justin Do?
I got a text from a neighbor...
Quote:

Hello bud can you use a simoniz pressure washer. It says 2000 psi tb/po2.its from Canadian tire .it's $350. Can get it cheap . I'm sick (dope sick) I need $50 for it.

Me.
I have a 5000psi washer already.
Quote:

How about a 1975 Yamaha 50 cc motorcycle?

Me.
Are you nuts? Its mint and worth a G.
Quote:

I know but I'm sick.

Me
How much do you need until your you reup your Rx?
Quote:

$30 but we need diapers too so $50

Me
I'm in the garage.
Last edited by petros; 1 week ago at 09:24 AM..
 
taxslave
+2
#133
What a ****ed up medical system.
 
petros
+3
#134
Medical system is just fine. If he and his woman didnt sell their methadone to buy fentanyl they wouldnt have this problem of jonesing.

If they didnt have a toddler or were stealing I'd tell him to f-ck off.
 
petros
+3
#135
BTW....
I did buy the motorcycle. The VIN is clean.



I needed a project.

It needs the pedals (its a moped), clutch lever, shift lever and a headlight.

It's a 1975 FS1E aka a "Fizzy". Its a European model.
 
petros
+1
#136
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

BTW....
I did buy the motorcycle. The VIN is clean.

I needed a project.
It needs the pedals (its a moped), clutch lever, shift lever and a headlight.
It's a 1975 FS1E aka a "Fizzy". Its a European model.

And yes, I gave more than $50.
 
Twin_Moose
+1
#137
You might want to clean the lens, or laptop screen, your last few pictures came out fuzzy Lol
 
petros
+2
#138
It was from the text he sent.


It needs a seat cover too. I've found all the parts on Ebay and also found these things are worth a small fortune to UK collectors.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-FS...UAAOSwHTJceowY
Last edited by petros; 1 week ago at 11:36 AM..
 
captain morgan
+4
#139
That's a crazy story.


I can see how someone could lose everything hooked on that drug
 
spilledthebeer
+2
#140
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

That's a crazy story.


I can see how someone could lose everything hooked on that drug






OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Drugs are the DEVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I know a guy in the area who has been on Methadone for years - and he is pretty much OUT OF THINGS..................


ALL DAY After each weekly dose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Naturally the guy cannot drive or operate heavy equipment - OR ANY EQUIPMENT REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But the lack of license or insurance does NOT deter him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They cannot fine the guy because he is on welfare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And the LIE-berals REFUSE to jail anybody for what they consider Petty crimes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Though you can BET that LIE-berls would ry loud and long if the guy was stealing THEIR GRAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The guy spends a lot of time in Cdn Tire- opening packages to determine which products.........................


have SECURITY SOFTWARE IN THEM - after all he would not want to trigger an alarm ........................


not with his pockets full of unpaid stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



And the guy is unemployable - a long term, multi decade welfare case- till he DIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



And he is a one man crime wave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He will take anything that catches his eye!!!!!!!!!!!


I have heard it alleged that he came out of Costco one time with 40 POUNDS of Cheddar Cheese...............


SMUGGLED OUT - STUCK BETWEEN HIS THIGHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He has been on crime stoppers - for stealing gas.........................


and has made serious trouble for his family using FORGED DOCUMENTS.......................


using their names and addresses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The guy HAS NOTHING TO LOSE because his life is already destroyed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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petros
+4
#141
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

That's a crazy story.
I can see how someone could lose everything hooked on that drug

He was lucky he was broke. There were 18 known fentanyl ODs in their circle last weekend.
 
captain morgan
+3
#142
Unreal, the power of that drug in the face of abject destitution and potentially being dead
 
petros
+1
#143
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Unreal, the power of that drug in the face of abject destitution and potentially being dead

The hardcore junkies wont shoot pills if there is fentanyl around. They wont OD on hydromorphone but it's too expensive to get a buzz from shooting pills.
 
captain morgan
+1
#144
Must be a bizarre situation observing your neighbor going down this path
 
spilledthebeer
#145
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Must be a bizarre situation observing your neighbor going down this path






Yeah- that drug monkey is NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And a gambling addiction is almost as BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



But gives good bargains if you re cold hearted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Some guy a few blocks over from me sold a nearly new F250 truck for pennies on the dollar........................


to pay off his gambling debts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Better to sell the truck CHEAP - and keep on walking........................


than to keep the truck and not be able to either work or drive it because your kneecaps are broken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Some people just DO NOT see the trouble coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
petros
+3
#146
Fatal (Potential) Overdoses Under Investigation

The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, is investigating two separate deaths in the past 24 hours that may be fatal drug overdoses. NOTE: Cause and manner of death are conclusions that only the Coroners Service can make, and these cases are both still under investigation; but the circumstances of these deaths, in the wake of numerous non-fatal overdoses in our community, make it more important than ever to warn people about the consequences of illicit drug use. Anyone who is an active user of illicit fentanyl or fentanyl analogs is in danger. Even if people are not making good choices for themselves, others around them should be aware of the higher-than-usual potential for a drug overdose and have a safety plan. The Regina Police Service also recognizes there are those who have information which could help rid our community of these substances and hold people accountable for the crime of drug trafficking.

Last night, at approximately 9:29 p.m., February 14, 2020, police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of McCarthy Boulevard for a report of a person who was unresponsive. Police and EMS arrived and found an adult male who was deceased. There was no evidence at the scene that would suggest the death was a criminal case, but there was ample evidence of drug use. The deceased male is a 28 year-old Regina male; his next of kin have been notified of his death. The Coroner was called to the scene and an investigation is underway.

Early this morning, at approximately 2:46 a.m. February 15, 2020, police were called to a residence in the 3900 block of 2nd Avenue to assist other emergency responders. An unknown caller indicated there may be someone at the address who was overdosing on drugs. Police and EMS arrived and located a female who was deceased. Police secured the scene, requested the Coroner and began investigation. Police located several items suggesting drug use. This case is under investigation, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service. The deceased female was identified as a 37 year-old Regina woman; her next of kin have been notified of her death.

Both deaths are under investigation and the Coroners Service has ordered autopsies. Anyone with information that could help police in these investigations is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Since January 1st, police are aware of 46 instances of drug overdoses. Of these, police attended 29 cases and deployed Naloxone (or Narcan) 12 times. Two of these overdoses are fatal (as described above).

We cannot overemphasize the importance of calling 9-1-1 in the event of a drug overdose. Symptoms of an opioid overdose may include: slow or no breathing; gurgling, gasping or snoring; clammy, cool skin; and blue lips or nails. If you suspect someone has overdosed on any drug, call 9-1-1. The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act protects anyone who is experiencing, or anyone who is present when someone else is experiencing, a drug overdose from charges for possession of a controlled substance when they call 9-1-1 for help. More information about the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act is available here. People can also access Naloxone kits, if they are concerned about experiencing or witnessing a drug overdose. More information on take-home Naloxone is available online at:

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/opioids#...-home-naloxone
 
spilledthebeer
#147
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Fatal (Potential) Overdoses Under Investigation

The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, is investigating two separate deaths in the past 24 hours that may be fatal drug overdoses. NOTE: Cause and manner of death are conclusions that only the Coroners Service can make, and these cases are both still under investigation; but the circumstances of these deaths, in the wake of numerous non-fatal overdoses in our community, make it more important than ever to warn people about the consequences of illicit drug use. Anyone who is an active user of illicit fentanyl or fentanyl analogs is in danger. Even if people are not making good choices for themselves, others around them should be aware of the higher-than-usual potential for a drug overdose and have a safety plan. The Regina Police Service also recognizes there are those who have information which could help rid our community of these substances and hold people accountable for the crime of drug trafficking.

Last night, at approximately 9:29 p.m., February 14, 2020, police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of McCarthy Boulevard for a report of a person who was unresponsive. Police and EMS arrived and found an adult male who was deceased. There was no evidence at the scene that would suggest the death was a criminal case, but there was ample evidence of drug use. The deceased male is a 28 year-old Regina male; his next of kin have been notified of his death. The Coroner was called to the scene and an investigation is underway.

Early this morning, at approximately 2:46 a.m. February 15, 2020, police were called to a residence in the 3900 block of 2nd Avenue to assist other emergency responders. An unknown caller indicated there may be someone at the address who was overdosing on drugs. Police and EMS arrived and located a female who was deceased. Police secured the scene, requested the Coroner and began investigation. Police located several items suggesting drug use. This case is under investigation, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service. The deceased female was identified as a 37 year-old Regina woman; her next of kin have been notified of her death.

Both deaths are under investigation and the Coroners Service has ordered autopsies. Anyone with information that could help police in these investigations is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Since January 1st, police are aware of 46 instances of drug overdoses. Of these, police attended 29 cases and deployed Naloxone (or Narcan) 12 times. Two of these overdoses are fatal (as described above).

We cannot overemphasize the importance of calling 9-1-1 in the event of a drug overdose. Symptoms of an opioid overdose may include: slow or no breathing; gurgling, gasping or snoring; clammy, cool skin; and blue lips or nails. If you suspect someone has overdosed on any drug, call 9-1-1. The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act protects anyone who is experiencing, or anyone who is present when someone else is experiencing, a drug overdose from charges for possession of a controlled substance when they call 9-1-1 for help. More information about the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act is available here. People can also access Naloxone kits, if they are concerned about experiencing or witnessing a drug overdose. More information on take-home Naloxone is available online at:

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/opioids#...-home-naloxone






Yes- and here is a reminder thqat the MAJOR WORLD SUPPLIER of fentanyl IS SOVIET CHINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The same people who are outraged that westerners dont want their Huawei spyware and malware...........................


are also importing lots of POISON into Canada ..........................


and using the illicit profits to mess around in the Cdn real estate market - TO OUR COST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It is bad enough that RED China makes so much profit from fentanyl - but consider the list of OTHER HARMFUL CRAP THEY SEND US:::::





Here is yet another article explaining why open and unregulated trade
with Red China - as Our idiot Boy and his loser LIE-berals are seeking, is a bad idea! With some comments of my own in brackets):

Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results

Crayola crayons tested negative for dangerous chemicals in a study by a consumer group, the United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. A green Playskool crayon tested positive for trace amounts of tremolite, a form of asbestos.

By Niraj Chokshi

Aug. 8, 2018

A public interest group said this week that it had found toxic substances in a number of school supplies, including asbestos in a Playskool crayon and another carcinogen, benzene, in a dry-erase marker.

The findings were detailed in a report published Tuesday by the group, the United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, which had an independent laboratory test 27 back-to-school products. Four tested positive for dangerous chemicals.

(Some will recall the huge scandal in China itself when it was discovered that Chinese milk producers were adding melamine to milk products to make them easier to handle and or to stretch out the supply quickly and cheaply- with the result that hundreds of babies sickened with some being crippled for life and others dying from consuming the toxic milk!)

“It’s insane for us to be finding asbestos in kids’ products, whether it’s technically legal or not, and parents shouldn’t have to worry about this in 2018,” said Dev Gowda, an author of the report who also directs the group’s campaign to persuade manufacturers to drop toxic substances from personal care products.

(China has a LONG history of shrugging off western concerns about all sorts of contaminants! One has only to think of Yankee frustration over Chinese indifference to western complaints about Chinese packing crates laced with Emerald Ash Boring beetles! The beetles and larvae could have been easily disposed of by kiln drying the wood prior to making the packing crates but Chinese officials refused- and they suggested that if Yankees had concerns then they should fumigate or kiln dry the packing crates in United States!)

(Chinese official have LIMITED concern for the environment at the best of times and they seem to delight in seeing what mischief they can make for Yankees! How Yankees were to be protected from the beetles AFTER contaminated crates loaded with product had ALREADY ARRIVED in the country did not concern the Chinese!)

(The result of Chinese non cooperation has been to see Emerald Ash Borers get FULLY ESTABLISHED in North America- with the result that govt is now cutting down tens of millions of Ash trees - killed by the beetles- with millions of Hickory trees also under threat as they are related to Ash trees and the beetles will probably get to the Hickory trees in time!)

(The extermination of an entire species of North American trees- just so we can keep buying cheap crap from China seems like a HUGE price to pay just to avoid annoying Chinese Soviet dictators!)

“We wish that we didn’t have to do a study like this, but the reality is that corporations — from manufacturers, distributors and retailers — aren’t doing this for us,” he said.

(Chinese producers have a LONG history of using lead, antimony and other toxic compounds in cheap jewelry and children`s toys as well! Chinese products MUST be constantly monitored by western agencies for alterations in chemical composition from one shipment to the next! Just because one shipment is clean does not mean the next one will be!)

The group tested crayons, markers, binders, water bottles, lunch boxes, notebooks, rulers and glue. The products were purchased nationwide at a variety of businesses, including box stores, dollar stores, pharmacies, arts and crafts stores, and online.

The group, which has been surveying toys for more than three decades, recommended that the companies that make or offer the products stop selling them and start notifying consumers about the chemicals they appear to contain.


It also called on policymakers to continue to support the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a federal agency, and urged the commission itself to test more school supplies for dangerous chemicals.

(Public opinion on this stuff is very much divided! Some people consider that access to cheap Chinese goods and maintaining happy relations with China should trump “minor issues” with a “few” products!)

Here’s a look at what the public interest group found:
Asbestos

Of the crayons tested, one, a green Playskool crayon, tested positive for trace amounts of tremolite, a form of asbestos. The crayon was part of a set of 36 manufactured by Leap Year Publishing and purchased at a Dollar Tree store.

Julie Duffy, a spokeswoman for Hasbro, which owns the Playskool brand, said that “product and children’s safety are top priorities” for the company.

“We are conducting a thorough investigation into these claims, including working with Leap Year, the licensee of the product,” she said in a statement.

(Uh huh- as I have said there is enough evidence available to suggest that ALL Chinese products should be viewed as suspect!)

In an email, John Sorenson, a spokesman for Leap Year Publishing, said that all of its products, including the green crayon mentioned in the report, “are thoroughly tested by independent labs” to meet or exceed federal standards.

“We are currently re-verifying that they are safe and free of any asbestos, as well as requesting a review of P.I.R.G.’s testing methods,” he said.

(Uh huh- and one must ask just how many shipments of Chinese goods are routinely tested? Chinese “quality control” is known rto be ERRATIC at best!!)

Tremolite is responsible for many cases of asbestos-related cancer and asbestos diseases, according to the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

In a statement, Dollar Tree said it was aware of the report and had “since re-verified that each of the listed products successfully passed inspection and testing.”

(But can each shipment over a period of time pass? The answer seems to be NO!)

Crayons sold under five other brands — Crayola, Up & Up, Cra-Z-Art, Disney Junior Mickey and the Roadster Racers, and RoseArt — tested negative for asbestos, Benzene and related compounds

Four markers were sent to the laboratory, and two dry-erase ones tested positive for a group of compounds often found in petroleum products and known as B.T.E.X.: benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene.

One of those compounds, benzene, is a known carcinogen and was found in a package of six magnetic markers purchased on Amazon and produced by The Board Dudes, a brand owned by Mattel.

In a statement, Mattel said it took such reports seriously, “aggressively” tests its products and was reviewing the claims. The markers, the statement added, “contain substance levels that fall within the permissible limits.”

(And with nobody knowing- from one shipment to the next- what chemicals MAY be present- we should question just what dosage people are really getting! This is the great problem with China- each purchase is a crap shoot- fine several times and then suddenly bad next time!!!)

(I do recall watching a TVO documentary crew filming a rice farmer spraying insecticide onto his flooded paddy - with the substantial over spray splattering onto another flooded paddy where fish were being farmed! No Cdn who saw the film would ever eat those fish! And the amount of insect spray on the rice was a question mark as well!)

Benzene disrupts the normal functioning of cells, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Long-term exposure can have harmful effects on bone marrow and lead to a decrease in red blood cells.

An Expo dry-erase scented marker, also purchased on Amazon, tested positive for some of the B.T.E.X. compounds, though not benzene and none at levels considered worrying by toxicologists, according to the report.

(Still - some scientists suggest that CUMULATIVE EXPOSURE to various carcinogenic chemicals can add up to cancer -as the various chemicals sometimes react together as one! Legal levels of exposure to one chemical may be safe - but the dangerous truth often comes out if studying exposure to MULTIPLE chemicals at one time!)

In a statement, Expo said that it was aware of the report and that its products “meet all applicable regulatory and safety standards.”

Washable markers, from Crayola and Jot, tested negative.

In another set of tests, the public interest organization examined three sets of three-ring binders for phthalates, a group of chemicals added to plastics to make them flexible, some of which may affect human reproduction or development.

(With China having already displayed a savage disdain for human reproduction
with its ruthless implementation of the “one child per family” POLICY!)

Only one, a Jot-brand, 1-inch blue binder from Dollar Tree, tested positive. Binders sold under the Avery and Yoobi brands did not.

A version of this article appears in print on Aug. 9, 2018, on Page B4 of the New York edition with the headline: Back-to-School Surprise: Toxic Matter in Supplies.

(So we should assume that Chinese manufacturers are aware of the western legal requirements for chemical limits - but occasionally Chinese manufacturers slip over the line into illegal territory for fun and profit??? Since unscrupulous Chinese have demonstrated a willingness to poison their own people with the melamine milk mess- there is no reason to think they will take our health any more seriously!!!!)
 
petros
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#148
Deaths dealers..


Drug Search Warrant: Three Charged
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Two adults and a youth are facing charges in connection with the execution of a CDSA search warrant yesterday. This operation was carried out by the Regina Police Service Crime Reduction Team, assisted by Patrol, Property Crimes, NWEST (firearms experts) and animal protection.

As the result of ongoing investigation into illicit drug trafficking in the city of Regina, police executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant just before noon yesterday (February 14, 2020) at a residence in the 1000 block of Rae Street. In the search, police located drugs, including fentanyl and cocaine; drug paraphernalia, including scales, packaging and cash; ammunition and weapons including four prohibited firearms, bear spray and brass knuckles. A number of people were taken into custody without incident and upon further investigation, three individuals were charged.

Fifty-one year-old Peter Daniel COTE and 41 year-old Lisa Marie BRASS, both of Regina, are jointly charged with 13 weapons and drug related charges:

– Possession of a scheduled substance (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking [5(2) CDSA];

– Possession of a scheduled substance (fentanyl) for the purpose of trafficking [5(2) CDSA];

– 2 X Store firearm or restricted weapon contrary to regulations [86(2) CC];

– 3 X Possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to public peace [88 CC];

– Unauthorized possession of a firearm [91(1) CC];

– 2 X Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon [91(2) CC];

– 2 X Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition [95(1)(a) CC]; and

– Possession of a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime [96(1) CC];

A 17 year-old male youth, who cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is facing a total of 16 charges:

– 2 X Store firearm or restricted weapon contrary to regulations [86(2) CC];

– 3 X Possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to public peace [88 CC];

– Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized [92(1) CC];

– 2 X Possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized [92(2) CC];

– Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition [95(1)(a) CC];

– 2 X Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition [95(1)(b) CC];

– Possession of a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime [96(1) CC];

– 4 X Possession of firearm contrary to prohibition [117.01(1) CC];

Both BRASS and COTE were released on an Undertaking to appear in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

The accused youth was released on an Undertaking to appear in Youth Court at 9:30 a.m. on March 26, 2020.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#149
Well, at least it's not really dangerous, like alcohol (responsible for 75% of substance-use deaths in Canada, per the Canadian Institute for Health Information).
 
Girth
#150
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Well, at least it's not really dangerous, like alcohol (responsible for 75% of substance-use deaths in Canada, per the Canadian Institute for Health Information).

Elaborate, please...