One of the world to most deadly drugs is a rare crystal, one that can be found in the Philippines, where it has been known to kill people in an astonishingly high number.
In fact, in some countries, it is estimated to kill as many as a thousand people per day, according to a report published in the American Journal of Public Health.
The crystal, which is called an opal, has been in use in the region for about 100 years, and is one of only a handful of opals to be found outside Asia.
Opals can be harvested, extracted, and sold for profit, though some people in the country still take the drug illegally.
The opal is extracted from a plant known as morganites, which grows in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador.
The leaves of the plant are used to make a lot of things in the Middle East and South Asia.
“It’s a very expensive drug to make,” said Rene Ochoa, a chemist at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, who has worked with the drug, as well as its derivatives, such as the evil eyes ring.
“And it’s not just for fun anymore.”
The drug is often used to treat people suffering from drug-resistant infections, such in the form of tuberculosis or HIV.
In some parts of South America, it has also been used to fight malaria, as a treatment for parasitic worms.
But in recent years, the drug has become increasingly popular, and in the past decade, more and more people in some parts, including Peru, have turned to it for its powerful hallucinogenic effects.
In the Philippines alone, opal consumption has doubled since the 1990s.
And in the first quarter of 2018, the country’s estimated annual opal production rose to $3.6 billion, according the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
According to data from the Philippine Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, drug use increased from about 3,000 people per year in the early 1990s to more than 20,000 in the second quarter of 2017, a figure that has more than doubled in the last two years.
In addition, the number of drug arrests and drug seizures has doubled in recent decades, according a report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The Philippines has one of the highest overdose death rates in Latin America.
According to the UNODC, about 40 percent of the country is affected by drug-related deaths.
And as the drug becomes more popular, so too has the number and severity of the deaths.
A drug overdose in the US has become a “precarious” death, said Ochoab.
The same is true of South Americans.
In some parts in the Southeast Asian nation, opals are being used for cosmetic purposes, and for religious ceremonies.
But it has led to an increase in the use of other illegal drugs, as heroin and other illegal opioids have become more popular.
In May 2018, in response to a rise in the number, and more lethal, overdoses, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the closure of all pharmacies and other licensed establishments selling the opals.
In the first few months of 2019, Duterte ordered all police forces to confiscate the drug from all drug dealers, including police, so that it can be controlled.
In a statement, the Philippines’ government noted that drug use was the countrys second leading cause of death after cancer.
“We must not forget that drug addiction is the leading cause for deaths in the Philippine Republic, and the world as a whole,” the government said.
But there are those who see the rise in opals as a way to get rich quick.
“Drug dealers who are trying to sell opals, they don’t want to kill anyone, they want to make some quick money,” said Alain Mounira, a professor of public health at the Institute of Science and Technology in the northern French town of Lille.
Mounira has researched the drug’s psychoactive properties, and believes that its popularity among the wealthy has been a major factor.
“In the last years, we’ve seen more people buying opals than people dying from them, and this is something that is very profitable,” he said.
Opal is believed to have been developed in South America by a Colombian scientist named Miguel Alvarado, who fled to the United States in the late 1960s to escape the violence in Colombia and the civil war in the jungles of Colombia.
In 1972, he became the first person to make an opaline-containing capsule and to patent the product, but his business eventually dried up.
In 1996, a man named José Carlos Marroquín began to research the drug and, according in his book, “Alvarado’s Secret,” developed a series of synthetic opals made of a polymer made from a single crystal.
Marroquin claimed that he was the