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Chasing the dragon: Fentanyl, China, and the opioid crisis

Puzzled by rising drug deaths at raves in the United States, author and investigative journalist Ben Westhoff set out to find answers. A Google search for “Buy fentanyl in China” took him down a rabbit hole that led to a face-to-face meeting with the CEO of a company selling fentanyl on Skype “all day long” and a drug lab in Shanghai. Ben tells Jordan the remarkable story.

5:06: The digital rabbit hole

9:20: Want to make fentanyl? Just Google it.

13:57: Between Heisenberg and Pfizer

22:17: How suppliers dodge U.S. Customs

Jordan Schneider

Jordan Schneider is a Beijing-based professional who works with Chinese internet companies on internationalization strategies. Back in the U.S., he spent time at the Eurasia Group and Bridgewater Associates. His Chinese landscape paintings "show promise."

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