Washington has pressed Beijing to do more to crack down on the production and supply of fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than heroin. Photo: AFP

China’s pledge to crack down on fentanyl producers, smugglers will not end US opioid crisis, experts say

  • Production of drug is ‘very profitable’ business for traffickers, says former chief of international operations at US drug agency
  • Deaths from drug overdose in US surged to nearly 72,000 last year, according to US Centres for Disease Control
Topic |   Fentanyl and other opioids

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Washington has pressed Beijing to do more to crack down on the production and supply of fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than heroin. Photo: AFP
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