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Deadly Fentanyl Exports: A Closer Look at Fentanyl from China

The Justice Department recently announced indictments against two Chinese nationals manufacturing and distributing fentanyl and other opiate substances in the US. This is the first time the US has indicted major Chinese fentanyl traffickers. It’s a great first step, but the DEA is playing catch-up against a problem that led to more US deaths in…

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Designer drugs under scrutiny in the online marketplace

After banning opiates in the 1920s, the United States saw the manufacturing of “designer drugs,” products intended to imitate opiates’ psychosomatic effects, for the first time. These products — which today include dried plant material sprayed with chemicals, synthetic hallucinogens and cathinones, opiate chemical compounds and other potentially fatal substances — have now been banned…

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Buying abortion pills online carries risks

A recent article in The Irish Independent warns women of the dangers of buying so-called abortion pills online, citing the bleeding, infection and other risks of the unsupervised use of these drugs, known as abortifacients. In my work as a certified obstetrics registered nurse and part-time analyst for LegitScript, this issue has recently caught my attention.…

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