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Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals

Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals manufactures fentanyl in Grafton, Wisconsin
Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals manufactures fentanyl in Grafton, Wisconsin

Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals, a division of AMRI, is not in China, nor is it south of the Mexican border. The company is situated at 840 Badger Circle, Grafton, WI 53024, right here in Ozaukee County. I wonder how many residents know that Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals manufactures the super-strong narcotic fentanyl. Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals in its own words on glassdoor.com:

Cedarburg Hauser, formerly Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals, makes drugs, components of drugs, and ingredients for drugs. The contract manufacturer does everything from project management to manufacturing to validating study results. It produces custom chemicals, natural and synthetic active pharmaceutical ingredients, dietary supplements, and cosmetics. And, because Cedarburg Hauser also holds Drug Enforcement Agency permits, it makes controlled substances including pain killers and other narcotics. Other services include process development and a whole host of analytical services including quality control and stability studies.

In reality, Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals makes fentanyl. Chemists who work at Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals cook fentanyl right under the Republican noses of Ozaukee County residents. Makes me wonder what kind of deal was struck.

Grafton, Wisconsin (population 11,459) has a remarkably interesting history. The recording studio of Paramount Records was in Grafton in the late 1920s–early 30s. Paramount Records produced Blues recording that became the template for all American music that followed. In the late 30s–early 40s, it was the site of Camp Hindenburg, an unabashed, internationally known National Socialist camp for children. Local youngsters were taught to admire Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. And now Grafton is home to the most potent of narcotics, fentanyl, the well-publicized killer of unwitting heroin users. And Prince.

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