Highly lethal street opioid spreading in Finland

Evidence of the opioid U-47700, also known as pinky or pink, has been found in the bodies of five people who died of overdoses over the past few months. This is the first appearance of designer opioids in the illegal drug trade in Finland.

The designer drugs seen in Finland in the past have been mainly stimulants. The first case of a fatal overdose caused by the opioid U-47700 was seen last spring and since then it has accounted for at least four more deaths.

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