Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking

This video provides an overview of the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking, including its purpose, research, and findings.

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  • Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking

    Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking

    The Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking was charged with examining aspects of the synthetic opioid threat to the United States—specifically, with developing a consensus on a strategic approach to combating the illegal flow of synthetic opioids into the United States.

    Feb 8, 2022

  • The Out of Harm's Reach organization distributes free kits containing fentanyl test strips and NARCAN nasal spray to attendees of FEST 19 in Gainesville, Florida, October 29, 2021, photo by Julia Cooper/Reuters

    Fentanyl Makes an Already Dangerous Drug Market Deadlier Than Ever

    Failure to recognize and respond to how rapidly illegal drug markets have changed with the arrival of illegally manufactured synthetic opioids will continue to put many Americans at risk of exposure to fentanyl, endangering the lives of hundreds of thousands more for years to come.

    May 2, 2022

    Bryce Pardo, David Luckey

  • Boxes of naloxone spray and fentanyl test strips in a container at The Legionnaire bar in Oakland, California, March 3, 2022, photo by Nathan Frandino/Reuters

    A Greater Focus On Harm Reduction Will Save Lives

    For decades, elected officials brushed off harm reduction as a viable option for reducing the harms of drug use over concerns of enabling drug consumption. But now, these strategies are front and center, spoken aloud, from the largest podium in the land, and during prime time. What caused this historic about-face?

    Apr 29, 2022

    Bryce Pardo, David Luckey