China has currently come forward in order to silence all the fentanyl-related drugs as controlled compounds right from May 1 and it is a step taken basically to help lower the opioid epidemic chances from hitting the US again. The decision was taken by China as it deals with the regulation of the production and distribution of about 2 Dozens of fentanyl variants. However, the restriction has come after a budding long case-by-case re-examination process. The blanket ban is expected to possibly stem Chinese opioid merchants’ knack of avoiding the law by designing variations of fentanyl in order to give it a technically legal tag.
One of the plans can be by listing down each and every class of fentanyl substances and then the blocking of the loopholes that lawbreakers use to escape the punishment by modifying one or more than one of the atom, functional groups, or others can help prevent the abuse. According to, Vice Commissioner Liu Yuejin of China’s National Narcotics Control Commission, the massive abuse of the fentanyl products can be prevented and even the illegal drug trafficking or smuggling activities that directly impact the global drug control are all expected to come to a complete halt via China’s wisdom and power.
President Donald Trump has already held China responsible for the endless supply of deadly fentanyl, which is the reason for the opioid crisis in the US. China is adamant of curbing fentanyl drugs’ supply and is also definite that China is not the main source for the US. As the US officials’ accusations lack proof and the facts are contrary, China is not keen on giving answers. But the US officials are a hint that China’s decision of banning and capture of variants in the US have a strong connection. The synthetic opioids are being used on a daily basis in the US as a result of which many US youngsters are losing their lives. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the fentanyl-related deaths in the country have scored up from 14.3% in 2010 to 60% in 2017.