Fentanyl, an opioid painkiller 50 times more potent than heroin, has a central role in the US opioid crisis. Photo: TNS

China hits back at Donald Trump’s fentanyl claim, saying US ‘only has itself to blame’ for opioid crisis

  • State media says Beijing ‘has made unprecedented efforts’ to address the problem and the number of trafficking cases to the US is ‘very small’
  • It comes after Trump accused China of failing to stop the sale of the synthetic painkiller to America
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Fentanyl, an opioid painkiller 50 times more potent than heroin, has a central role in the US opioid crisis. Photo: TNS
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