Opiate Epidemic

Attorney General Sessions Announces New Indictments in International Fentanyl Case

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This epidemic is being driven primarily by opioids – prescription painkillers or heroin.  However, the number one killer opioid is fentanyl.  Synthetic opioids like fentanyl killed 20,000 Americans in 2016.

Most fentanyl doesn’t come from here.  The vast majority is made in China and then shipped here either through the mail or brought across our porous Southern border.

The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic.

Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record. 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.

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