Podcasts & Media

May 16, 2022

Benzo Dope and Tranq: The Next Wave of the Overdose Crisis

More than 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2021, the worst year on record. The newest wave of the overdose crisis involves man-made chemicals, including animal tranquilizers, that are being combined with fentanyl to make street drugs that are deadlier and more addictive.

With access to an undisguised fentanyl dealer, Beyond Fentanyl looks at how drugs like “benzo dope” and “tranq” are ravaging North American communities and how U.S. policy affected the latest flood of synthetic street drugs.
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April 7, 2022

NPS Update

Keeping up to date with New Psychoactive Substances is hard! We've assembled a crack team of experts to help us do just that: Michael Evans-Brown from EMCDDA, Conor Crean from UNODC, and Alex Krotulski CFSRE and NPS Discovery.

These updates will be a regular part of our podcast schedule, letting you know about recent developments in NPS markets, detection and harms. In this episode we discuss cathinones, the recent contamination of synthetic cannabinoids with brodifacoum, and the future of psychedelics.
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September 27, 2021

NPS Update

Keeping up to date with New Psychoactive Substances is hard! We've assembled a crack team of experts to help us do just that: Michael Evans-Brown from EMCDDA, Conor Crean from UNODC, and Alex Krotulski CFSRE and NPS Discovery.
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June 15, 2021

New Psychoactive Substances with Alex Krotulski

“New Psychoactive Substances with Alex Krotulski” comes from the ToxPod with Tim Scott and Peter Stockham discussing NPS and expanding world of NPS Discovery.
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April 23, 2021

Street Sampling Synthetics, from Carfentanil to Xylazine with Alex Krotulski

“Street Sampling Synthetics, from Carfentanil to Xylazine with Alex Krotulski” comes from Narcotica focusing on drug trends, combinations, and much more.
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February 5, 2021

Just the Importance of Identifying Emerging Drug Threats

CFSRE’s Mandi Mohr and Alex Krotulski comes from RTI and NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [FTCoE, Award 2016-MU-BX-K110] to discuss the analytical and interpretative challenges associated with emerging drug threats and NPS.