China bans more synthetic opioids blamed for US drug deaths


China bans more synthetic opioids blamed for US drug deaths
 

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it would ban a designer drug called U-47700 and three others, following U.S. pressure to do more to control synthetic opioids blamed for fast-rising overdose deaths in the United States.
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... read more

 
19 June 2017 in Health, Views: 24
Source: Chron
 


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