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The Carfentanil Crisis

In the past 3 years, the quantity of synthetic opioids smuggled into the United States has increased. Synthetic opioids are primarily fentanyl analogues. Law enforcement believes that these drugs are arriving form Mexico and China due to the reduced costs of synthesis compared to traditional opiate (heroin) manufacturing. Most alarming is the increase in the number of opioid overdose related

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