The Doctors: Pore Extraction
The Doctors kicked off their September 20 episode with a video of high-quality pore extractions. Beautician Je Lin shared the video, showing the extraction of sebum under magnification. Dr Andrew Ordon explained that they likely used a lot of steam on the patient’s face to make the sebum look similar to watery worms. Typically, this process isn’t something you’d want to try at home, but you can get a similar effect by washing your face with a wash cloth after a hot shower.
The Doctors: Heroin Laced With Elephant Tranquilizer
As bad as the heroin epidemic has become, it seems as if the problem could continue to get worse. There’s now a new form of heroin on the streets that is killing people. The Mid-West has seen a large increase in the number of heroin overdoses, believing that it’s related to heroin laced with something called carfentanil. Carfentanil is literally an elephant tranquilizer and is 10,000 times as potent as morphine. The problem is that many people don’t even know the carfentanil is in the heroin they’re using, and are killed almost instantly.
It’s believed that the tranquilizer is coming in from Asia and being cut in Mexico before crossing the border. The truth is that when you get drugs on the street, you have no idea what dose you’re taking. From Cincinnati, Ohio, Dennis Deters, the Hamilton County Commissioner, explained that they “finally got the baseline to be able to detect it.”
He further explained that because it’s such a powerful drug, they weren’t able to have the testing necessary until just recently. Once again, Dennis pointed to the prescription drug problem over the last 20 years that has now led into the heroin epidemic. The reality is that heroin overdoses have crossed racial, gender, and socioeconomic lines, and now affects just about everyone.
The Doctors: Tracking Drug Dealers To Stop Epidemic
Dr Travis Stork was curious to learn more about how Cincinnati was using terrorist-tracking systems for drug dealers, but questioned whether drug dealers themselves even knew that their batches of heroin could be laced with carfentanil. Dennis explained that it was necessary to use the tracking system to find drug dealers and it’s truly been effective in getting them off the street. He’s hoping that further investigation will work to get the drugs off the streets.
Even scarier is that you could even go online and buy the product, bringing it right to your home through the mail. Obviously, Dennis and his team have continued to work to put an end to that. The only way to keep yourself safe is to not use the drugs at all.
The Doctors: Wrongful Death Case Over ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Movie
On a different note, N.W.A’s former manager Jerry Heller was unhappy with how he was portrayed in the movie Straight Outta Compton. Heller claimed his portrayel in the movie was filled with false statements that harmed his reputation. He sued for $110 million. The 75-year-old was reportedly under so much stress because of the film, he suffered a heart attack while driving on September 2, causing him to crash into another car and later die at the hospital. Heller’s lawyer claimed his client would be alive today if not for that movie.
Heller’s attorney, Mickey Shapiro, joined the show via Skype. Mickey first pointed out that the idea of PTSD is a recognized medical condition is medicine. He claimed that Jerry was confident and active throughout his life, but when he saw the movie he transformed into an anxious guy, even calling Mickey several times in the middle of the night. It was pointed out that just because Jerry experienced higher amounts of stress, doesn’t automatically mean he was suffering from PTSD. The Doctors also stated that they felt like this case wouldn’t be easily won.