China’s Ban of a Deadly Tranquilizer Could Be a ‘Game Changer’ in North America’s Opioid Epidemic

TIME (02/16) – China is adding the deadly elephant tranquilizer carfentanil and three related synthetic opioids to its list of controlled substances effective March 1…The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration called China’s action a potential “game-changer” that is likely to reduce supply of key chemicals driving a surge of overdoses and deaths among unsuspecting drug users in North America. Read more

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