November 2, 2022

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RECENTLY, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND EIGHTEEN STATE AND TERRITORY ATTORNEYS GENERAL have called for action that would require the federal government to treat illicitly manufactured fentanyl as a “weapon of mass destruction (WMD).” While classifying illicitly manufactured fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction has some intuitive and emotional appeal, it is ultimately counterproductive in efforts to stem overdose deaths.

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