Combating the Opioid Crisis: Exploiting Vulnerabilities in International Mail

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2018-01-24
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100 pages
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Brief Executive Summary
On behalf of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, a staff report was published including findings and recommendations concerning potential measures that can be used to prevent illicit fentanyl from entering the United States. Based on the investigation, the Subcommittee has concluded that the federal government's policies and procedures are inadequate to prevent the use of the international mail system to ship illegal synthetic opioids into the United States.
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Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, hearing on "Stopping the Shipment of Synthetic Opioids: Oversight of U.S. Strategy to Combat Illicit Drugs," 115th Cong., S.Hrg. 115-193, (2017, May 25)
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