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Junkie dies from Anthrax mixed with heroin
Telegraph
A man has died after injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax, health officials have revealed.
The Health Protection Agency said that a person who injected drugs died from the bacterial infection in hospital in Blackpool.

NHS Blackpool said heroin, or a contaminated cutting agent mixed with it, was the most likely source of the fatal infection.

The death follows a spate of cases in Europe since early June, and the death of a drug user in Scotland last month.

The agency said the source of the infection was presumed to be contaminated heroin and it was "unclear" whether the two British cases were linked to a European outbreak.
Man dies injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax - Telegraph

Hope more go the same way, no sympathy.
 
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Good God this is outrageous, is there no quality on these drugs? I always make sure my dealer has ISO9000 accreditation.

Agree with you though Jarrod they are all someone's brother, sister, mother, father etc. We all **** up at one time or another.
 
#4
Can be cut with blood and bone meal. I'm sorry to hear you've no sympathy as they're all someone's relative.
Good God this is outrageous, is there no quality on these drugs? I always make sure my dealer has ISO9000 accreditation.

Agree with you though Jarrod they are all someone's brother, sister, mother, father etc. We all **** up at one time or another.
That same arguement can be applied to every chav scum, murderer, robber, rapist, mugger etc, they're all somebody's little darling, even though they spend a good part of their lives ******* up the lives of other people.

Even if the druggy is one of the few who can afford their addiction and doesn't need to resort to crime to fund it, the supply chain of drugs is a multitude of criminal networks. At one end of that supply chain is the poppy fields out in Afghanistan. Now, some of you will know better than me, but I'm fairly certain that out in the sandy place some of those people profiting from the supply of said drugs are using the proceeds to buy bullets and bombs that are killing British squaddies, matelots/booties and crabs, and those servicemen of our allies.

Ergo, druggies are in part responsible for the deaths of British servicemen & women. Which makes them cnuts, and they get no sympathy from me when they depart this mortal coil. **** 'em and good riddance.
 

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That same arguement can be applied to every chav scum, murderer, robber, rapist, mugger etc, they're all somebody's little darling, even though they spend a good part of their lives ******* up the lives of other people.

Even if the druggy is one of the few who can afford their addiction and doesn't need to resort to crime to fund it, the supply chain of drugs is a multitude of criminal networks. At one end of that supply chain is the poppy fields out in Afghanistan. Now, some of you will know better than me, but I'm fairly certain that out in the sandy place some of those people profiting from the supply of said drugs are using the proceeds to buy bullets and bombs that are killing British squaddies, matelots/booties and crabs, and those servicemen of our allies.

Ergo, druggies are in part responsible for the deaths of British servicemen & women. Which makes them cnuts, and they get no sympathy from me when they depart this mortal coil. **** 'em and good riddance.
Of course no serviceman has ever used drugs or 'self-medicated'.
Heroin is bad because the govt says it is.
 
#7
Contaminated with anthrax? There aren't many places in UK where you can get that. (Actually there's loads, as I'll explain...). Could the heroin have been cut or expanded, whatever the term is, with plaster? If so, it'd be worth finding out the source given that pre-1920's plaster was often reinforced with horse hair, a carrier for the anthrax spore.

HSE only lists one occasion of a modern building worker contracting anthrax (and you have to dig deeply into their website to find this) but I suspect that many more have died because of it - it's not easily recognisable and only investigated as a possible cause of death if someone makes a point of suggesting it. And people don't suggest it because HSE produced a leaflet saying that nobody in the construction trade has contracted anthrax. The leaflet has been out quite a few years but wasn't edited when the bloke died a year after it's publication.
 
#8
Ah well.

I wonder if it'll rain tomorrow?
 
#9
Can be cut with blood and bone meal. I'm sorry to hear you've no sympathy as they're all someone's relative.
That's true Jarrod. Now, lets hope the dead smackrats mum, dad, brothers, sisters, friends, lovers etc all go round to his dealers and brass the cnuts up. Dead junkies are not enough - I want dead pushers as well!!!!!!
 

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#10
Puttees likely cut with blood and bone meal or anything such as you've suggested.
Still a notifiable disease there has been a few cases dotted around lately throughout the UK.
 

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That's true Jarrod. Now, lets hope the dead smackrats mum, dad, brothers, sisters, friends, lovers etc all go round to his dealers and brass the cnuts up. Dead junkies are not enough - I want dead pushers as well!!!!!!
For every dealer that disappears more appear. Tolerate it and leave them to it. Let them buy morphine from the chemist.
The recent M-Cat banning has made it hugely popular, great, well done MP's.
 
#13
Now Jarrod, you work in a caring (nursing) job so you often see the bigger picture than we do. Of course it's easy to say "**** yeah let's hope more die!" but as a parent I can only hope for my kids that it'll never be them.
I would rather work off the old "nothing good to say, say nothing" rule than leap in but you've got to understand some peoples opinion of it as they often have had a bad experience with them.
Myself, I've had no contact with them so just think "glad it's no one I know" and move onto the next thread.
 

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Now Jarrod, you work in a caring (nursing) job so you often see the bigger picture than we do. Of course it's easy to say "**** yeah let's hope more die!" but as a parent I can only hope for my kids that it'll never be them.
I would rather work off the old "nothing good to say, say nothing" rule than leap in but you've got to understand some peoples opinion of it as they often have had a bad experience with them.
Myself, I've had no contact with them so just think "glad it's no one I know" and move onto the next thread.
I see the other side, wasted Hospital and Prison costs. I've no idea how many times I've been to coroners court and not once have I seen a family present that didn't care. It could be anyone's relatives or friends.
I worked in prisons a long time, they came back year after year. Now prescribing in community the majority of my patients bother nobody. Many have jobs, most can stop using altogether but some use sometimes.
I took direct referrals from a needle exchange, prescribed the same day. I expected about 50% would use free methadone as an insurance policy. After a year over 80% were retained out of I think around 150 patients.
Some had never been treated and had a 15 year history of heroin use.
 
#17
Actually, jarrod raises an interesting point. In a former life I was a clinical type working in a busy central London A&E when one of our very regular alcoholics, who, as well being a bit of nasty ******, turned up 'suspended' (dead). We worked on him for a little while but he was done and dusted. He'd had loads of support in the months leading up to his death (he wasn't old, early 30s maybe?) but just fucked it all up constantly to the point where we all gave up on him and just fucked him off when we could. We just used to call the feds who in turn would dump him somewhere just beyond walking distance of the unit.

Anyway, I was bagging up all his shite and came across a diary (with photos) which revealed that he'd been a bit of hotshot in the city but had hit the bottle when his wife left him along with his two utterly gorgeous kids who were about 3 and 5 at the time I recall. He'd kept letters that had been returned to him and clearly, in his lucid moments, he was a bright chap who simply couldn't get himself out of the flat spin that he was so obviously in and desperately, desperately missed his family. It was a sobering moment for me (obviously not for him) and yes, I felt pretty shitty for all the crap that I'd given him over the preceding months. He probably knew he was going to die prematurely at some point but seemed powerless to do anything about it so I suppose that whilst it's quick and easy to judge, at some point somewhere, these people were normal people, maybe like you and I and whilst I'm not saying every ****** deserves your ounce of tree-hugging compassion it's worth remembering that there was once somebody's cherished son/daughter/boyfriend/whatever before they became what they are today. And in that sense, wishing them all dead may not be an entirely appropriate thought.
 
#18
Yes it's the twats who mug, rob and thieve to pay for their daily fix who give the rest of them a bad name. At least those on methadone are only fleecing the taxpayer.
 
#19
I want to know why, when the rozzers gather the evidence, arrest and charge a drugs dealer, whose case is deemed worthy of prosecution, who is then found guilty, we all strike lucky and get a judge who disregards the council for the defence's sob story and hands down the maximum sentence possible... why is there another drug dealer willing to take up the slack straight away? Anyone would think the weight of the law was no deterrence.

Why are sentences not more punitive? Why are they not so afraid of the consequences of being caught that even the easy money and 'gangsta' kudos lose their appeal.
 
#20
Of course no serviceman has ever used drugs or 'self-medicated'.
Heroin is bad because the govt says it is.
I'm sure you'll correct me if I am mistaken, but I thought drug use and crime to pay for drugs was the root of much burglary, shop-lifting, prostitution, gang related offences, etc., etc.. That's why heroin is bad.

Actual deaths from illegal drugs are, IMHO. dwarfed by deaths from the legal ones, tobacco and alcohol, from which HMG are very content to take their cut.

I'm sorry the dead druggy turned himself into a walking kamikaze by injecting the shite into himself, as I regret the passing of the very many decent people who I knew who have died from cigarettes and alcohol, or who pickled their brains with booze and spent their last 20 years in a mental hospital. Korsakoff's psychosis.

Hanging the dealers is the only way to reduce the butchers bill, but this country doesn't have the stomach for it.
 

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