It is not new news that China has been named as the main source for illicit fentanyl flooding the United States, which is increasingly being found in counterfeit painkillers and anxiety meds, but the report identifies the ease of accessing the drugs online and the loophole in the worldwide mail system, revealing why the issue hasn't been adequately tackled by Customs and Border Protection.
A year-long study conducted by Senate investigators has revealed that Chinese distributors are routinely, and successfully, utilizing freight options when delivering drugs such as fentanyl to American buyers. "The vast majority of illegal fentanyl is purchased online from labs in China and then shipped to the United States through the mail".
A few weeks ago, President Trump signed legislation to supply $9 million worth of chemical screening devices and laboratory equipment to ports, airports, and global mail facilities in an effort to help Customs and Border Protection officers screen worldwide mail more efficiently. Almost 40 per 100,000 people in the state now die from a drug-related overdoses in OH, due to the influx of synthetic opioids like fentanyl and its analogs. Data in the Senate report shows no significant improvement during 2017 despite the urgency. The report was critical of the U.S. Postal Service and Customs and Border Protection, saying the agencies have failed to prepare for an increase in global shipments, struggled to cooperate with each other, and been slow to introduce enhanced-screening methods.
He said implementing the use of electronic data is slowed by the need to negotiate with worldwide partners, but the service is making progress.
Prepaid Plans To Offer 1.5GB Daily Data
By making changes in the Jio offers and providing more Internet data facilities will attract more people to switch to Jio. Similarly, the company has slashed the price of its most popular of Rs 399 plan and it is now available at Rs 349.
Senate Confirms Alex Azar as Trump's New Health Secretary
Azar also previously served as HHS secretary from 2005 to 2007, where he helped to implement Medicare Part D. The report added that federal officials have said they can't guarantee the safety of imported drugs.
Grumpy Cat Wins $710000 in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
U.S. coffee company Grenade asked to use her image in 2013, and owner Tabatha Bundesen agreed after making Grumpy Cat Limited. The cat's unexpected fame allowed Bundesen to quit her job waitressing at Red Lobster, according to the Hollywood Reporter .
"The sellers offered "flash sales" and discounts when the investigators appeared to hesitate, and even tried to "upsell" by offering deals on carfentanil, which authorities say is 100 times more powerful than fentanyl", the Cleveland.com report said. "Accepted payment methods include cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, bank transfers, mobile payment services, and money orders", states the report.
The investigation has also identified seven synthetic opioid-related deaths in the United States, and 18 arrests on drug-related charges, to Chinese sellers operating online.
In one case, the investigators traced orders from an online seller in China to a MI man who wired $200 in November 2016. The result is thousands of pounds of opioids entering the US via the mail every year. A day later, the MI man died of an overdose from drugs, including a chemical similar to fentanyl. Portman noted that fentanyl now kills more people in his home state than heroin. "The federal government can, and must, act to shore up our defenses against this deadly drug and help save lives".