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SCW NEWSWATCH: "Trade frictions raise questions about China's fentanyl promise" - Reuters 5.13.19

"China has pledged to stem a flood of the synthetic opioid fentanyl onto America’s streets, where it kills thousands ... [per] month, but U.S. security experts are skeptical about whether Beijing is willing, or even able, to follow through. Ten current and former U.S. officials, congressional sources and China and trade experts ... [said] that China cooperates only when it believes it will get something in return. In this case, several said, Beijing appears to have offered ... help ... [to] get the best deal possible from Washington in trade negotiations. ...."

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Lethal Doses of Heroin, Fentanyl and Third Drug, adapted form image at dea.gov
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