Dangers of Counterfeit and Street Versions of Morphine

Morphine and other opiates are among the most popular street drugs and therefore the most commonly counterfeited. Demand for opiates like morphine often outstrips supply, prompting dealers to “cut” these drugs with other substances to increase their bulk. Many users have overdosed or suffered severe physical reactions as a result of the unknown chemicals they have injected into their bloodstream. Since the illicit drug trade is unregulated, there is no way to know what exactly is in the...