U-47700 – is a potent, synthetic opioid medication developed as a dangerous designer drug. Even small doses can be very toxic or even deadly.
- U-47700 has been seized by law officials on the street in powder form and as tablets. Typically it appears as a white or light pinkish, chalky powder.
- It may be sold in glassine bags stamped with logos imitating heroin, in envelopes and inside knotted corners of plastic bags. Labels on the products may state “not for human consumption” or “for research purposes only”, probably in an effort to avoid legal detection.
- Some “Pink” products have been sold to mimic bags of heroin or prescription opioid tablets.
- In Ohio, authorities seized 500 pills resembling a manufacturer’s oxycodone immediate-release tablets, but they were confirmed by chemical analysis to contain “Pink”.
- U-47700 has also been identified and sold on the Internet misleadingly as a “research chemical” at roughly $30 per gram.
In 2018, the DEA issued a Final Order to place U-47700, as well as its related isomers, esters, ethers, and salts into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act due to an imminent hazard to public safety and health.