Shweta Antani (C’03), drum section leader of the Penn Band, plays during halftime at the Penn-Columbia football game Oct. 19. The Quakers crushed Columbia, 44-10, before 11,208 fans at the annual Family Weekend game.
“When heroin users hear there’s something very, very powerful available, they’ll often seek it out. They believe they are smarter than those who overdosed, and that they can do it correctly.”
Kyle Kampman, medical director of the Treatment Research Center at Penn’s Center for the Study of Addiction, on why heroin is becoming deadlier. Recently, heroin has been mixed with fentanyl, a super-strong painkiller usually used in end-of-life situations. (Discovery News, Feb. 4, 2014)