Associated PressChina bans more deadly synthetic opioids, including U-47700

Jun 19, 2017 - Associated Press

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(AP) — China has announced it is banning a deadly synthetic opioid called U-47700 and three other synthetic drugs.In China, U-47700 has until now been a legal alternative to fentanyl and potent derivatives like carfentanil. Its usage has been growing among U.S. opioid addicts.Last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration listed U-47700 in the category of the most dangerous drugs it regulates, saying it was associated with dozens of fatalities, mostly in New York and North Carolina....

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