Fentanyl is now the leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 18 and 49, according to US Department of Justice data. The fight against this synthetic drug, which is on the agenda of the Biden administration's diplomatic work, especially with Mexico and China, is one of the main topics in the race for the 2024 presidential election.
According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths from counterfeit drugs have more than doubled in recent years as they are sold on prescription. In 2022, 109 thousand deaths were recorded due to these drugs.
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