Beijing condemns US sanctions on Chinese painkiller firms

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Beijing (AFP) – Beijing hit out at the United States on Thursday for its decision to impose sanctions on Chinese painkiller makers as Washington tries to curb an addiction epidemic that killed a record 100,000 Americans last year. As people dealing with addiction increasingly turn to cheaper pills bought online from abroad, President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that makes it easier for the United States to target foreign drug traffickers. The actions “will help disrupt the global supply chain and the financial networks that enable synthetic opioids and precursor chemicals …

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