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US President Trump's plans lack preventative measures
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Can Trump’s Tough Approach ‘Win’ Fight Against US Opioid Crisis?

US President Donald Trump pledged to ramp up enforcement efforts against the opioid crisis gripping the nation, but the long-awaited announcement on a strategy to...
Opioid overdoses kill 90 people every day in the US
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New US Opioid Task Force Lacks Focus on Treatment, Prevention

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced a specialized opioid detection unit to address the drug abuse crisis afflicting the country, one of the first major...
Cocaine availability may be rising in Europe
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Europe Feeling Effects of Cocaine and Opioid Crises: Report

A new report indicates that the availability of cocaine and synthetic opioids is on the rise in Europe, a sign that the continent is feeling the effects of...
Opioid drugs now account for the largest amount of negative health impact worldwide, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime
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Opioids Cause Biggest Negative Health Impact Worldwide: UN Report

Opioid use accounts for the biggest negative health impact worldwide associated with drug consumption, according to the latest United Nations World Drug Report, a...
Prescription painkillers: a major contributor to the US's opioid epidemic
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Ohio Lawsuit Latest in Cross-Border Push against Opioid Epidemic

Ohio is the latest US state to take legal action against manufacturers of prescription opioid painkillers. Attempts to strangle the legal supply of these drugs at...
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
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Blacklisting of Mexico Heroin Trafficking Group Could Signal Changes to US Strategy

The US Treasury Department has assigned a little-known heroin trafficking group based in Mexico to its "Kingpin" list, raising questions as to why US...
Fentanyl is feeding the opioid epidemic in the US
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Mexico, US to Improve Efforts on Fentanyl as Mexico Seizures Rise

Fentanyl seizures in Mexico are on the rise, prompting Mexico and the United States to pledge to boost bilateral efforts to combat the production and trafficking of...
Guatemala declared a state of emergency in two municipalities of the San Marcos department
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Guatemala Communities Clash Over Opium Crops Allegedly Tied to Mexico Cartels

Guatemala has declared a state of emergency in a border area where two local communities employed by rival Mexican cartels are fighting over poppy cultivation, a...
Mexico poppy eradication efforts
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US to Fund Mexico Opium Eradication to Hit Heroin Crisis at Home: Report

The United States has reportedly offered to help fund Mexico's eradication of opium poppy, raising questions about the efficacy of the supply-focused approach to...
Las Moicas have reportedly grown by exploiting California’s heroin market
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Meet the Little-Known Mexican Cartel Operating in California

A little-known drug trafficking group in Mexico called "Las Moicas" has not only successfully defended its foothold in the US heroin market for years against...
US President Donald Trump
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5 Ways Trump’s Deportation Plan Helps Criminals

In a number of ways, the Trump administration's plan to curb illegal immigration in the United States could facilitate the type of crime that it purports to...
Mexico's cartels have transitioned from brown "tar" heroin to "china white"
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China White, Mexico’s New Heroin Threatening the United States

Over the last ten years, US anti-narcotics agencies have witnessed a heroin epidemic that tripled the number of heroin addicts and caused more than 40,000 overdose...