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September 2018

Evolution of the U.S. Overdose Crisis

Printer ink bottles containing carfentanil imported from China, seized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Vancouver. Photo by Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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Evolution of the U.S. Overdose Crisis

Synthetics are now involved in about 60 percent of all opioid overdose deaths in the United States. RAND's Bryce Pardo discusses China's role in the production and supply of synthetic opioids and outlines some actions lawmakers can take to reduce this problem beyond traditional drug policy tools.

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