The sun sets in Kensington, a Philadelphia neighbourhood severely hit by the influx of the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Photo: Xinyan Yu

Streets of Philadelphia: Those caught in US fentanyl crisis say solutions lie at home, not in China

  • Trump administration has focused on Chinese production of the synthetic opioid
  • But users in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighbourhood say the real fight is demand, not supply
Topic |   Fentanyl and other opioids

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The sun sets in Kensington, a Philadelphia neighbourhood severely hit by the influx of the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Photo: Xinyan Yu
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.