Fentanyl crisis: Is China a major source of illegal drugs?

Fentanyl crisis: Is China a major source of illegal drugs?
 

Amid tension between China and the US over trade, there's also friction over another issue - the illegal trade in synthetic drugs.
The US believes factory-produced opioids - powerful painkillers increasingly abused by US citizens - are being made in China and sold from there too.
One of the main ones is fentanyl - 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine - which is only approved in the US for severe pain arising in cases like treatment for cancer.
President Trump has called out China publicly.
China, while not denying there's a problem, has hit back at claims that most illegal fentanyl is... read more

 
24 September 2018 in World News, Views: 62
Source: BBC
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