The U.S. is blaming China for its own drug crisis. Last week, the U.S. government sanctioned 17 companies and individuals in China and Mexico for fentanyl-related production, in an attempt to deflect blame for the opioid crisis. This issue clearly requires international cooperation, not one-sided accusations.

But the same politicians slinging dirt at China have created few programs to address the social foundation of the drug crisis. In the same week, the Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma won legal immunity for future cases despite helping get America hooked on opioids.



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