In this discussion, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, MIT PhD, the Inventor of Email, provides a historical and scientific systems analysis to reveal the truth about Fentanyl.
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- Morphine and other opioids have been commonly used to treat severe pain.
- Prior to its criminalization, Heroin was a common prescription medication called diacetylmorphine, which is processed into regular morphine by the body.
- The DEA criminalized diacetylmorphine, creating a massive black market which inflated its street price, and the DEA’s budget.
- Oxycontin was created by Big Pharma as a pharmaceutical alternative to the now-illegal diacetylmorphine (heroin). Oxycontin was designed as a slow-release version of morphine and diacetylmorphine.
- With Oxycontin being available, heroin sales on the black market plummeted.
- Oxycontin was likewise classified as a controlled substance by the DEA, raising the price of heroin again.
- Fentanyl was created as a synthetic opioid many times stronger than diacetylmorphine or Oxycontin. It is occasionally prescribed to treat severe pain, particularly after surgeries.
- Fentanyl has flooded the black market in the United States through China and Mexico, supplanting heroin.
- The DEA’s actions over time demonstrate that they need to keep the market flooded with drugs in order to keep increasing their budget and justifying their own existence.
Morphine and other opioids have been commonly used to treat severe pain.
There was a very interesting drug, used like aspirin, called diacetylmorphine that has existed, before the FDA, for about over 100 years. Essentially, diacetylmorphine is taking morphine and attaching two acetyl groups to it.
Diacetylmorphine was a nonaddictive drug used for the treatment of chronic pain. Prior to 1913, Americans had been using it to treat their chronic pain for many, many years.
When the DEA was created in 1970, they declared diacetylmorphine a schedule one substance that doctors could not prescribe to their patients. They then rebranded the substance as heroin.
Prior to its criminalization, Heroin was a common prescription medication called diacetylmorphine, which is processed into regular morphine by the body.
Diacetylmorphine, which is essentially morphine, has two diacetyl groups attached to it. This allows the body to dissipate it into morphine. Few people were using it like aspirin for chronic pain, and there was not all this rampant addiction.
The DEA criminalized diacetylmorphine, creating a massive black market which inflated its street price, and the DEA’s budget.
The DEA was founded in 1970, and it was that same year when the Controlled Substances Act was put into place by the Nixon Administration. After heroin use and sales explosively grew, so did the DEA.
As a result of the DEA’s decision to disallow doctors to prescribe diacetylmorphine for their patients, heroin had this halo effect and people had to go to the streets to get it. This decision literally created a product on the streets and the DEA started to explosively grow.
As heroin sales were explosively growing, drug dealers were making a ton of money because people could get morphine for very cheap heroin. It is the exact same thing as diacetylmorphine as morphine, and it was selling for 1000 times more.
Oxycontin was created by Big Pharma as a pharmaceutical alternative to the now-illegal diacetylmorphine (heroin). Oxycontin was designed as a slow-release version of morphine and diacetylmorphine.
It was probably Purdue pharma, which was started by Sackers, that put out a drug called Oxycontin or Oxycodone, which is the same drug. Oxycontin is the time release version, which is slowly released, so two pills are taken.
Oxycontin was heavily tested, went through clinical trials, and people figured out the right dosage.
With Oxycontin being available, heroin sales on the black market plummeted.
When Oxycontin came out, heroin sales literally plummeted by 50% because now doctors were able to actually offer patients something for chronic pain.
60% of people were using diacetylmorphine, aka heroin, because they actually did have chronic pain. Now that they could go to their doctors and legally get it prescribed, heroin sales plummeted drastically. This was because people could legitimately get prescribed oxycodone from their doctors.
In fact, SAMSA, which is the government under the Biden administration of the drug organization, heroin sales went down 10 cents a bag.
Oxycontin was likewise classified as a controlled substance by the DEA, raising the price of heroin again.
Because Oxycodone now threatens heroin sales, there is a huge public outcry against Oxycontin. In fact, it becomes a schedule two drug and doctors can only prescribe it through pain centers. People with chronic pain cannot go to these pain centers and suddenly a new drug called fentanyl is introduced.
As a result of the 50% less use of Oxycodone, fentanyl sales start exploding because that is an illegal drug.
Fentanyl was created as a synthetic opioid many times stronger than diacetylmorphine or Oxycontin. It is occasionally prescribed to treat severe pain, particularly after surgeries.
Fentanyl is sort of the heroin version 2.0, or the alternative to Oxycontin. Fentanyl is typically given to people after surgery. During this very short period of time, doctors really cannot prescribe it.
Fentanyl has flooded the black market in the United States through China and Mexico, supplanting heroin.
Fentanyl is manufactured in China. It comes over to Mexico and into the United States. Typically they take the fentanyl and mix it in with other stuff. Only recently has the United States government gone after China. But now, fentanyl is actually made in Mexico and brought in.
The DEA’s actions over time demonstrate that they need to keep the market flooded with drugs in order to keep increasing their budget and justifying their own existence.
Let us really look at this entire arc: Diacetylmorphine, which has existed for about over 100 years, and used like aspirin by people with chronic pain, becomes illegal because of DEA policy. Then, it becomes a schedule one drug that doctors cannot even prescribe so people start moving to heroin on the streets. Oxycontin, or Oxycodone comes along and doctors are able to prescribe it in particular ways.
While only there has been about 4% misuse of the oxycodone drug, the hype and attack on this drug literally created the gateway for fentanyl sales.
To reference some statistics, according to SAMSA, 30,000 people have allegedly died of overdose every year from oxycontin in the early 90s. Today, over 100,000 people allegedly die from drug overdose from fentanyl. The DEAs budget has grown from the 70s to today and more people continue to die of drug overdose.
I know that you have been talking a lot about the Fentanyl crisis in America. It’s something we’ve been covering a lot on this show.
And the Biden Administration is seems very disinterested in doing anything about it. If they cared about the Fentanyl Crisis that’s killing millions 1000s of Americans, they would secure our border for starters, but they’re not.
Dr.SHIVA Ayyadurai 0:20
Yeah, so I think let me just sort of give the, I’m going to sort of distill this down to the essential points here.
First of all, we need to understand the history of this entire crisis. So, if you go back to 1913, is when the FDA was founded in 1970, is when the Controlled Substances Act was put to put into place by the Nixon Administration.
And at that same point is when the DEA was created. And there was a very interesting drug, which was like Aspirin that had been used even before the FDA called diacetylmorphine.
You’ve heard of morphine, right? Well, diacetylmorphine was essentially taking the morphine and attaching to acetyl groups. And that had been used, believe it or not, you know, very, very few people would use it, like Aspirin, there wasn’t all this rampant addiction, and it was used for pain.
So that’s sort of the background. Now, when the DEA gets created in 1970, guess what they do, they do something quite interesting.
They declare that diacetylmorphine, which was used for chronic pain by Americans for many, many years, even before 1913, was essentially now a schedule one substance that even doctors could not prescribe. Alright, so all these people with chronic pain, we were like Aspirin, they were using diacetylmorphine, which is essentially morphine.
But with two diacetyl groups, which means when you take it essentially becomes morphine. And then they rebranded that substance as Heroin.
So, it’s the first time I think, ever they’ve taken a generic and they branded it as Heroin. So now suddenly, Heroin has this halo effect, and people have to go to the streets to get it.
So, it literally created a product on the streets. And the DEA starts explosively growing, this becomes so called this drug that no one should be taking when if you really look at it was diacetylmorphine, which had existed for many, many years.
Dr.SHIVA Ayyadurai 2:12
So more so Heroin use is explosively growing people and by the way, you can get morphine for very cheap.
Heroin, which is this exact same thing as diacetylmorphine, as morphine is selling for 1,000 times more. So, drug dealers are making a ton of money.
And, you know, Heroin sales are explosively growing. Then something very, very interesting happens.
You know, probably Purdue Pharma, which was started by the Sacklers, they put out a drug called oxy cotton, right? And oxycodone or Oxycontin, which is there’s there’s the same drug one is a time release version of it, which slowly released to you take two pills, and oxycodone. And interestingly enough, even though I’m not a big promoter of Big Pharma, Oxycontin was heavily tested, it went through clinical trials, people figured out the right dosage thing.
And it was for chronic pain and doctors were essentially offering that guess what happens when Oxycontin comes out? Heroin sales, literally plummet. Heroin on the street plummets by 50% because now doctors could actually offer patients something for chronic pain.
60% of the people were using diacetylmorphine, aka Heroin, were using it because they actually add chronic pain. So now they could go to their doctors and legally get it prescribed.
So, Heroin sales plummet drastically. And these are the connections people can make for themselves.
In fact, SAMSA which is the government under the Biden Administration of the drug organization, they you know, Heroin sales went down to 10 cents a bag, okay? Because oxycodone people could go legitimately from their doctors and get it. However, because Heroin because oxycodone now threatened Heroin sales, and we should do some investigative research on this, we can talk more, suddenly, there’s this huge public outcry against Oxycontin, Oxycontin, and, and, in fact, many, many hospitals.
In fact, it becomes a schedule two drug and doctors are can only prescribe it through pain centers. So now guess what happens? The sales of people can’t get, you know, those people with chronic pain can’t go to these pain centers.
And suddenly there’s a new drug introduced called Fentanyl. Okay, and Fentanyl is sort of the Heroin version 2.0 or essentially it is the alternative to OxyContin, and you see, a 50% less use of Oxycodone, and Fentanyl sales start exploding because that is an illegal drug. Remember if Fentanyl is typically given to people after surgery during this very short period of time, doctors really can’t prescribe it.
Well, Fentanyl comes, it’s manufactured in China. It comes over to Mexico, and into the United States, and typically take they take the Fentanyl and mix it in with other stuff.
It’s only been recently that the United States government went after China. But now Fentanyl was actually made in Mexico and brought in.
But if you really look at this entire arc, you had diacetylmorphine, which has existed for about a over 100 years, which is used like Aspirin, by people for chronic pain. And because of the DEA is policy, suddenly diacetylmorphine becomes illegal.
A schedule one drug doctors can’t even prescribe it. So, people start moving to Heroin on the streets.
So, it makes sense. And so, so that movement of everyday people trying to go get it on the streets, and they’re essentially there’s this big halo effect when Morphine, diacetylmorphine is essentially morphine with two acetyl groups when you take Heroin in the body just dissipates into morphine, because there are a number of people with chronic pain.
Oxycontin comes or Oxycontin. Same thing with the time release version, a very, very valuable drug.
Drug doctors were able to prescribe it in particular ways. Yes, there were some misuse but turns out it’s only about 4%.
It was a lot of hype around this, but that hype, and then the attack on Oxycodone literally created the gateway for Fentanyl sales. And now Fentanyl is like the new Oxycontin isn’t like the new Heroin on the streets and Fentanyl sales have exploded.
And Oxycontin, as I just said, give you some statistics. 30,000 people and this is from SAMSA allegedly died of overdose every year in the early 90s.
Today, over 100,000 people allegedly die from drug overdose from Fentanyl. But this is really misguided policies in my view of the DEA.
And you can also look during this period from the 70s to today. Anyone can just google see how explosively the DEA ‘s budget has grown during this period.
So, DEA’s budget has grown, and you have more people now dying of drug overdose. It doesn’t make any sense at all.
Yeah, it certainly doesn’t. We’ll have to we’ll have to take a deeper dive into this because it really does show how Big Pharma has been so complicit over, over the decades and getting millions and millions and millions of people hooked on these poisonous drugs.
Dr.Shiva, we’ll have you back again to have another deep dive on all this really appreciate that insight.
Dr.SHIVA Ayyadurai 7:27
Good. Thank you. Be well.
Have a good day. Thanks.
Coming up next, we have more on but thank you so much, Doctor. How’s it going?
Dr.SHIVA Ayyadurai 7:35
Great. Thank you.
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