The HSE are issuing a public health message to people who use illicit drugs in the Cork city area.
In particular, we wish to highlight that a white powder called U-47700 also known as U-4, may be in circulation. It may be in the form of a white powder and may be sold as cocaine. As per the HSE policies to reduce harm for people who take illicit substances the HSE wish to highlight the following. All drug users are advised that there is no guarantee that the drug you think you are buying and consuming is in fact the drug you are sold.
We are aware that substances sold as cocaine may in fact contain other substances such as synthetic opioids. There is no way of telling what is in a powder or pill just by looking at it. It may look like the drug you want to purchase but it may well be something else. There is no quality control on illegal drugs. There can be problems with purity and contaminants in all illegal drugs. It is always better not to take unknown or illicit drugs at all due to unwanted and serious medical and psychological side effects
If you have concerns around drug use, please contact us on 021 428 7110 or email us at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact HSE Drugs & Alcohol Helpline at Free Phone 1800 459 459 or email email@example.com. Information can also be accessed at http://www.drugs.ie/.