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Rappler's latest stories on fentanyl


U.S.-China fentanyl case just 'the tip of the iceberg'

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:59 AM

Here is a look at the opioid crisis and the tensions it has caused between China and the United States

China jails 9 for selling fentanyl into U.S.

Nov 07, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The sentencing comes as China and the US seek to finalize a trade deal following more than a year of bruising negotiations, with the flood of Chinese fentanyl one of the sticking points

DRUG CHARGES. This handout picture taken and released on November 7, 2019 by the Office of China National Narcotics Control Commission (ONNCC) shows defendants on drug charges standing with their handlers during a hearing at a court in Xintai in China's Hebei province. handout photo by China National Narcotics Control Commission/AFP

America's endless battle against lethal drug fentanyl

Oct 18, 2019 - 1:05 PM

US authorities have been fighting the drug trade for half a century, but in fentanyl, they are facing the deadliest drug yet

K9 PATROL. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) K-9 agent checks automobiles for contraband in the line to enter the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on October 2, 2019 in San Ysidro, California. Photo by Sandy Huffaker/AFP

U.S. says China agrees to 'full cooperation' against fentanyl

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Jim Carroll, the director of National Drug Control Policy, says he is 'absolutely convinced' President Xi Jinping is 'committed' to combating opioid traffickers

5 things to know about fentanyl, America's deadliest drug

Aug 03, 2019 - 8:37 PM

The powerful painkiller, a hundred times more potent than morphine, is the primary synthetic opioid available in the US

China lists fentanyl as controlled substance in U.S. gesture

Apr 01, 2019 - 4:22 PM

China is suspected of being the main source of a painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin that has caused record overdose deaths in the United States

[OPINION] Making sure opioids get lost in the mail

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Increased prevention and treatment efforts can curb demand; but it's going to take more enforcement to disrupt the supply chain

Mexican traffickers starting to produce own fentanyl – Sessions

Dec 15, 2017 - 2:41 PM

China up until now has been the main source of fentanyl, shipping large amounts through Mexican narcotics networks to the US market

IN CAPITOL HILL. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. states consider using fentanyl to execute inmates

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The states of Nevada and Nebraska are planning to supply prison executioners with the opioid painkiller, drawing criticism from doctors and activists who call the move a dangerous human experiment

WARNING. Bags of heroin, some laced with fentanyl, are displayed before a press conference regarding a major drug bust, at the office of the New York Attorney General, September 23, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

#PugadBaboy: Dugo ng Shinobi 47

Jun 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM

U.S. communities crumbling under an evolving addiction crisis

Mar 19, 2017 - 4:17 PM

After a decade and hundreds of thousands of deaths the US opioid addiction crisis is entering a new phase – and towns cities and states are being overwhelmed

WAR ON DRUGS. In this file photo, activists and family members of loved ones who died in the opioid/heroin epidemic take part in a 'Fed Up!' rally at Capitol Hill on September 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

UN drugs body takes aim at fentanyl

Mar 17, 2017 - 8:46 AM

Fentanyl is a potent prescription painkiller which is extremely addictive leading people to seek out illegal copycat versions

FULL STATEMENT: Leila de Lima on her arrest

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:38 AM

From all these violence killings and crooked governance of the Duterte regime clearly I am not the Public Enemy No 1 here but this regime which has no respect for basic human rights especially the right to life says Senator Leila de Lima

'FIGHT FOR JUSTICE'. Senator Leila de Lima talks to reporters before she walks out of the Senate building to surrender to authorities on February 24, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Painkillers

Jan 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Canada faces deadly fentanyl overdose crisis

Jan 03, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Experts and advocates agree the solution is to reduce the number of drug users by solving issues that begin in childhood

Declare Duterte 'unfit' for office, De Lima asks Cabinet

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:37 AM

The Cabinet should seriously consider declaring him unfit to perform the duties of the President in order to save this nation from the ramblings of a madman

UNFIT. Senator Leila de Lima urges the Cabinet to declare President Rodrigo Duterte 'unfit' for office.

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Dec 21, 2016 - 9:50 PM

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Fentanyl has driven Duterte to 'madness' – De Lima

Dec 21, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Senator Leila de Lima also hits public figures – an apparent reference to Senator Grace Poe – who believe the President s fantasies and allegations against her

Palace on medical bulletin: What's the point? Duterte very transparent

Dec 21, 2016 - 8:03 AM

What s the point? What do you trust the paper or his actions? You know you see him he’s all over the place You know sometimes it takes God to stop him

Pres Duterte delivering a message at the Davao International Airport on November 17, 2016 before leaving for Lima, Peru to attend APEC Leaders' Meeting. Pres Duterte delivering a message at the Davao International Airport on November 17, 2016 before leaving for Lima, Peru to attend APEC Leaders' Meeting.  Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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Dec 19, 2016 - 11:06 AM

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#AnimatED: Doctor, doctor, President Duterte is sick!

Dec 19, 2016 - 10:45 AM

It’s time Malacañang release medical bulletins

Lawmakers to Duterte: Reveal your medical status

Dec 18, 2016 - 6:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is urged to disclose a medical bulletin on his health after he admitted that he used to take a highly potent painkiller

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte delivers his arrival message at the Davao International Airport on Dec 17, 2016 after his state visits to Cambodia and Singapore. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

9 dead of fentanyl opioid abuse in one day in Vancouver

Dec 17, 2016 - 3:36 PM

Canada has been struggling to contain an overdose crisis that claimed 2 000 lives last year with even more expected in 2016