Abusers of medical drugs in China are getting access to supplies from vendors who use e-commerce sites. Photo: AP

How China’s opioid addicts get their drugs from an online black market

  • Beijing has some of the world’s tightest narcotics regulations, but sellers are using legitimate e-commerce channels to meet demand
  • Online vendors of drugs use partial names, slang, and photos of socks, plants and ceiling lamps to disguise their goods
Topic |   Fentanyl and other opioids

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Abusers of medical drugs in China are getting access to supplies from vendors who use e-commerce sites. Photo: AP
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