Cut off the pipeline of toxic drugs in the mail


Cut off the pipeline of toxic drugs in the mail

Fatal drug overdoses in Missouri have risen with the deadly tide of the nationwide opioid crisis. In 2002, 416 Missourians died from overdose-related causes, and by 2015 that number had more than doubled to 1,066 deaths.
Far too many of these deaths are attributable to the rise of new, toxic synthetic drugs — some hundreds of times more potent than heroin. Opioids like carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer, and fentanyl can kill or seriously harm someone just by touching their skin, at amounts no larger than a few grains of sand. These drugs have made their way into Missouri, and are often purchased unknowingly after being …

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