A drug that is increasingly being used in mass shootings across the US has been traced back to the US, and is now in a “near-constant supply chain” to its production, according to a report published today.
The story comes on the heels of a report by Reuters which found that the US is the world’s largest producer of fentanyl, a synthetic drug that can be sold as a cough suppressant and heroin.
Fentanyl is also being used as a painkiller and in the treatment of cancer and chronic pain.
Its now being used on a global scale, in a growing number of countries and even in the UK, according the report.
The drugs are often mixed with other drugs and sold in street markets.
In the US alone, about 100,000 people are believed to be addicted to fentanyl.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says that it is working with the DEA’s National Center for Drug Control and Prevention (NCDCCP) to combat the growing heroin and fentanyl market in the US.
In the report, the US Drug and Alcohol Administration (AAD) says it is currently investigating over 1,300 cases of heroin and heroin-related overdoses in the United States and in Puerto Rico.
It also said that the drug was used by an estimated 6.2 million people worldwide in 2015.
It said the US accounted for more than 50% of global drug consumption and the drug’s production and sale have increased by 70% since 2000.
“In the United Kingdom, the number of overdose deaths from fentanyl-related drugs in 2016 reached a record high, while in Spain, Portugal and the Czech Republic, the country with the highest proportion of heroin deaths, the proportion of people addicted to these drugs has tripled since 2000,” the report said.
The UK’s drug problemThe UK is a hotbed of drug-related deaths.
A record 15,500 people died of drug overdoses in 2016, up almost 30% on the year before.
The figures are even higher in Northern Ireland, which has the highest rate of drug deaths in the country.
The National Drug and Crime Council (NDCC), an independent body which monitors drug use and abuse in the Republic, says that the UK has the third highest death rate from drug-induced overdose in Europe after Portugal and Spain.
It says that drug deaths are particularly deadly in the north of England, where heroin use has surged.
The NDCC has called for a nationwide ban on the use of fentanyl-containing substances and is calling for the use and production of safer alternatives such as methadone and buprenorphine.
In March, the UK Government announced that it was considering legalising the sale of the drug in some areas of the country, which would have allowed the Government to curb the growing market in fentanyl and heroin in the city.
But a number of experts, including the National Drug Policy Coalition, have warned that the policy will not tackle the issue.
“The drug war is not a drug war at all, it is a war on drugs,” said James F. Walsh, who co-founded the NDCC in 2009 and is the executive director of the National Association of Narcotics Control Centers.
“We cannot make people safe by treating them like criminals.
The real issue is not whether we will be safer in a society, it’s whether we can reduce the availability of these drugs.”
The UK has been one of the leading nations in terms of the number and quantity of heroin seizures, and according to the latest data, fentanyl seizures increased by 20% in the past year, according data from the National Crime Agency (NCA).
In December, the government announced a crackdown on the production of fentanyl in order to reduce its use in the drug market.