Posts Tagged ‘Biden Admin Neglect’
Biden Admin Continues To Fumble The Fentanyl Crisis.
As the drug supply chain adapts to find new outlets, Beijing’s reaction to US requests in the course of a long campaign to stop the flow of fentanyl from Chinese labs to American cities and towns, where overdose deaths from opioids and other narcotics now surpass 100,000 per year, has proven inadequate. To combat the illegal fentanyl trade, new approaches are needed that emphasize self-regulation and best practices in the global pharmaceutical business while continuing to press for China’s assistance. According to a panel of experts on China and the illegal drug trade who spoke at a virtual event hosted by the Brookings Institution on March 28, this is the case. Vanda Felbab-Brown, author of a recent report on China’s role in the fentanyl trade; Rupert Stone, an Istanbul-based journalist; and Ryan Hass, a Brookings senior fellow and former Obama…Read More