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Another opioid crisis is raging through the developing world

{{featured_button_text}} 1 of 14 The man-made opioid tramadol was touted as able to relieve pain with little risk of abuse. Unlike other opioids, it was unburdened by international controls. But now countries are asking international authorities to intervene. In this Oct. 31, 2019, photo, an Indian drug addict lies unconscious by the side of a road in Kapurthala, in the northern Indian state of Punjab. Mass abuse of the opioid tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East, creating international havoc some experts blame on a loophole in narcotics regulation and a miscalculation of the drug’s danger. Punjab, the center of India s opioid epidemic, was among the latest to...


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