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Fentanyl makes its way from Chinese labs to Baltimore streets, with deadly consequences

In a laboratory somewhere in China, a chemist is producing the fentanyl that will kill an opioid user in Maryland.  Within China’s vast drug industry, which produces much of the global supply of pharmaceutical ingredients, laboratories are taking advantage of cheap labor and lax oversight from Beijing to churn out new versions of the cheap, powerful and often deadly synthetic opioid faster than U.S. authorities can identify, classify and ban them.  Read more...

 

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