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With the opioid epidemic that is currently ravaging the United States, most Americans are familiar with the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers. However, these drugs are only a portion of the opioid problem. New, synthetic opioids are creating major problems for people who abuse opioids as public health officials and U.S. regulatory bodies scramble to keep up. The latest of these is known as U-47700, or Pink, which has contributed to opioid-related overdose deaths in at least 47 people over the past two years. Addressing the problems with Pink represents one more wave of the fight against opioid abuse.

What Is U-47700 or Pink?

In the 1970s, medical researchers tinkered in laboratories to create new opioid compounds that could serve as powerful painkillers in a medical setting. Many of these were patented but never used in clinical practice. One such molecule, called U-47700, has now gained notoriety for contributing to a wave of opioid overdose deaths. Laboratories in China have recreated the compound based on the publicly available chemical formula. Because U-47700 is much more powerful than heroin, it can lead to serious — and even deadly — side effects.

Like other opioids, U-47700 can pass through the blood-brain barrier to enter the brain. Once there, it binds tightly to receptors that control the pain response. Using U-47700 results in numbness, sedation, feelings of euphoria, and decreased central nervous system activity. On the street, U-47700 also goes by the names “pink,” “pinky,” or “U4.” This is due to its white or light pinkish appearance. U-47700 may be sold on its own as a chalky powder, as tablets, or combined with heroin or prescription drugs.

Potency of U-47700 Compared to Other Opioids

U-47700 was first created to provide an ultra-powerful drug with a lower addictive potential than morphine. The designer of the drug succeeded in making Pink more potent than morphine. Although the exact potency depends on purity and where the drug was synthesized, it is estimated to be 7 to 8 times more potent than morphine. This makes it attractive to people addicted to opioids, as it results in a powerful high and intense sedative effects. However, this also means that Pink strongly suppresses central nervous system activity, which leads to its dangerous side effects.

What are Pink (U-47700) Side Effects and Toxicity?

Pinky results in side effects similar to other narcotics, including:

  • Euphoria
  • Sedation, relaxation, and numbness
  • Strong analgesia (painkilling)
  • Slowed breathing
  • Pupils that shrink to a pinpoint
  • Constipation
  • Psychosis
  • Itching
  • Seizures
  • Psychosis

Because of its high potency, even very tiny doses of U-47700 can lead to overdose. In 2015 and 2016, Pinky was tied to an estimated 46 opioid overdose deaths in New York, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. In fact, the pop star Prince was killed by an overdose involving fentanyl and Pink. Many more people may be affected by this drug, as it may be combined with heroin or fentanyl without users’ knowledge.

How to Address the Ongoing Fight Against Pink and Other Opioids

The increase in Pink sales in the United States point to larger problems in our ability to address the opioid epidemic. When the drug first began entering U.S. markets, it was able to be sold on the Internet when labeled “not for human consumption” or “for research purposes only.” This is because as a designer drug, the exact chemical formula of U-47700 was not originally regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. That changed in November 2016, when the FDA added U-47700 to its list of Schedule I drugs, which is the highest level of regulation. However, new synthetics continue to crop up on the market all of the time. The slow process of adding them to the FDA scheduling list prevents authorities from cracking down on their use and sale.

Clearly, trying to stay ahead of the producers of synthetic opioids is a failing strategy. Instead, we must refocus our efforts on helping people struggling with opioid abuse to get the help they need. In many cases, people first begin using opioids to deal with psychological or emotional pain. U-47700, with its high potency, represents an attractive choice for these individuals. Only by increasing access to effective, compassionate treatment options such as medical detox can we fight back against Pinky and other synthetic opioids.

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Be aware of copycats!

  • It’s essential to be aware of the difference between the authentic Waismann Method and imitators who offer overnight cures. The Waismann Method® is only available from licensed, insured, and reputable professionals in Southern California. It is not available in any other locations.
  • Unfortunately, pop-up clinics owned and managed by unlicensed and uninsured people may use overnight and dangerous promises to create more business while putting patients in harm’s way and at risk of immediate and maybe lethal relapse. The lack of affiliation to any regulatory organizations allows them to display unsubstantiated claims on their websites and other marketing materials.
  • These facilities lure desperate patients and their loved ones with the false guarantee of an effortless and permanent cure. It is essential to understand that opioid use affects several physiological functions that require comprehensive and responsible treatment. There is simply no magic pill or single therapeutic Method applicable to all people struggling with opioid use.
  • Overnight promises of a cure can do more harm than good. Unrealistic expectations can lead to feelings of failure, discouragement, and relapse. Combining all these negative feelings with the lower tolerance that occurs after detoxification leads to a much higher risk of overdose. Inpatient recovery care for a few days after detoxification can provide stability and support patients’ needs throughout the physical and emotional adjustment phase. Recovery care should be an integral part of any medically assisted detoxication for all these reasons.

Is Waismann Method Safe?

Waismann Method is widely recognized as the most effective and safest sedation detox available for several reasons. The main reason is that patients’ safety is always a priority. Our medical care is comprehensive, individualized, and, more importantly, responsible. We don’t believe in promises of overnight miracles. Although believing that anyone can cure you of opioid use disorder overnight might sound attractive, it is an unrealistic and dangerous promise used by less than reputable programs to attract more patients. Instead, patients receive the care and inpatient detoxification necessary for a safe and controlled withdrawal under medical supervision. This allows patients to begin their journey to recovery with a solid foundation and a better chance of success.

Our focus on safety, individualized care, and responsibility has kept us at the forefront of advanced opioid detoxification. Our quadruple board-certified anesthesiologist performs every detoxification under sedation in a private ICU room. The patient usually spends only 3-days in the hospital before being discharged to our exclusive post-detox recovery center. They receive additional supportive care designed to help them achieve essential stability to face the world confidently. Our successful outcomes result from our commitment to quality care and our dedication to helping our patients live happy and healthy lives.

The internet has become a breeding ground for false information, especially true for medical claims from other countries. It is crucial to verify the credibility of these claims before taking them at face value. When researching a reputable medical detox program, look for licensed and accredited medical professionals from well-known institutions. This will help to ensure that the information you are receiving is accurate and reliable. Don’t let false claims of overnight miracles lead you astray – take the time to verify their credibility and credentials before making any decisions.


In today’s world of increasingly advanced technology and medical science, it can be easy to forget that not all doctors are as reliable or trustworthy as we might hope. At the same time, most physicians are reputable and well-trained experts dedicated to helping their patients, but some so-called “gypsy doctors” lack proper licensing, insurance, or professional affiliations. These doctors operate without fear of censure or consequence, freely misleading patients to earn a more significant profit.


While it is tempting to believe that such unscrupulous behavior is rare in the medical field, sadly, this is simply not the case. These gypsy doctors take advantage of vulnerable individuals seeking help for their health, from routine checkups and general care to highly specialized procedures and operations. To protect ourselves from these dishonest actors masquerading as medical professionals, we must stay informed about the warning signs that can distinguish legitimate doctors from scam artists.


When choosing a treatment center, we highly recommend checking licenses, certifications, and long-term reputation in the U.S.; without these items, there are more opportunities for false hope, leading to disappointment, financial loss, and bodily harm.

Waismann Method is considered the most thorough and safe sedation detox available worldwide.

We are proud to have Michael H. Lowenstein, M.D. as our medical director for over two decades. Dr. Lowenstein is a quadruple board-certified anesthesiologist and is currently the most experienced doctor in sedation-assisted detox. Although other non-licensed doctors try to affiliate their similar names to our success, Waismann Method® is not affiliated with clinics or doctors elsewhere. We have always been at the forefront of medical innovation and set quality care standards. Dr. Lowenstein’s experience and expertise are unmatched, and we are honored to have him as a part of our team. Thanks to him, we have helped thousands of people overcome addiction and start new lives.


It is widely acknowledged that an effective doctor-patient relationship is crucial to responsible medicine. According to Dr. Lowenstein, this relationship must be grounded in trust, based on the ethical principle that places the patient’s welfare above self-interest. To build this trusting relationship, both parties need to be realistic about expectations, abilities, and limitations – especially those of the treating physician.


To achieve this level of honesty and accountability, a physician must possess certain vital qualities: humility, honesty, and selflessness. These qualities allow doctors to communicate openly and honestly with their patients, putting their well-being above their interests. By fostering an environment of trust and collaboration between themselves and their patients, responsible doctors can deliver effective treatment outcomes that are ultimately in the best interests of all involved.

Despite being the premier rapid detox center globally, Waismann Method® offers much more than just rapid detox. Our approach’s core is a commitment to individualized care that fully meets each patient’s unique needs and clinical conditions. We work closely with patients and their doctors to create customized treatment protocols that consider medical history, current health status, and lifestyle preferences to achieve this goal. Additionally, our medical professionals thoroughly evaluate each patient before beginning the detox process, allowing us to identify potential risks and harms and tailor our approach accordingly. This comprehensive yet personalized approach sets Waismann Method® apart from other rapid detox centers and makes us the best choice for anyone seeking safe and effective opioid detoxification.

Despite the many claims of “overnight cures” and “miraculous reversal of time” in the health care industry, our experts recognize that reversing the effects of opioid use can be a complex and lengthy process for some patients. For those who have been using opioids for a long time or whose nervous system has been significantly impacted by these drugs, it is impossible to rapidly identify and reverse dysregulations in the body or restore function to pre-opioid use disorder states.


Nevertheless, we have helped thousands of patients achieve an opioid-free state and begin reversing the effects of chronic opioid use on their bodies. Our health care professionals work to alleviate pain and promote physical healing through targeted treatments and other supportive measures, helping patients gradually restore their nervous systems to regain health and vitality. So if you are struggling with opioid addiction, don’t hesitate to turn to our team for help. We can support you every step of your path toward recovery.

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on personalized medicine in healthcare. This approach to medical treatment takes into account a patient’s unique characteristics, such as their genetic profile, history, and current health status. Doctors can tailor treatments to each patient by considering these factors, providing the most effective care possible. In many cases, personalized medicine can mean life and death. As our understanding of genetics and disease continues to improve, the potential for personalized medicine to transform healthcare is limitless.

Patients fly from all over the world to our exclusive Southern California location. Upon arrival, a representative greets them at the airport, where their path to recovery begins. We have become a worldwide leader in medically assisted opioid treatment by offering our services exclusively in one single location. Furthermore, spending two to three days (or whatever time is medically indicated) in a full-service JACHO-accredited hospital and recovering for a few days in a private recovery center provides patients with the time and level of care from a responsible, effective treatment program.


The Waismann Method has been operating exclusively in California for 24 years; we have put all our effort into one sing location worldwide. Our experience has taught us that it’s best to do a few things well rather than spread ourselves thin. It is difficult to replicate our medical director’s quadruple board certifications, experience in treating thousands of patients for a quarter of a decade, and specialized recovery center (Domus Retreat). Because of that commitment, we’ve built a reputation of excellence as well as a solid commitment to our patients and employees. We’re proud to be based here and look forward to continuing to serve patients from all over the world for many years to come.

* WAISMANN METHOD® treatment program has no affiliation with other doctors or centers around the world.

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* Because opiate and alcohol withdrawal can lead to medical complications, treatment by a multi board-certified M.D. is pertinent.

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