Fentanyl use has had a devastating impact in the US, with President Donald Trump among those to have bemoaned its plentiful supply from China. Photo: AP

What China needs to do to stem the flow of fentanyl to the US

  • China is believed to be the primary source of the powerful painkiller, responsible for almost 30,000 fatal overdoses in the US last year
  • Outlawing all forms of the drug – threatening more producers with the death penalty – is mooted, but enforcement is more complex
Topic |   Fentanyl and other opioids

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Fentanyl use has had a devastating impact in the US, with President Donald Trump among those to have bemoaned its plentiful supply from China. Photo: AP
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