The United States must be “clear-eyed” and honest with themselves about the present drug crisis, Vice President Kamala Harris said on Tuesday, warning of fatal fentanyl-laced tablets that are killing young Americans.
At a White House conference attended by attorneys general, Harris warned that pills these kids may think to be Adderall or Xanax are laced with fentanyl.
Biden’s open border policies and the end of Title 42, which Harris has advocated, are why these “fake” pills are becoming more common, so the vice president’s recent comments on fentanyl-laced drugs confused many.
She said we must be clear-and-concise about the seriousness of this.
According to Harris, fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, is the leading cause of death for those between 18 and 42.
Mexican criminals utilize Chinese precursor chemicals to press fentanyl into counterfeit pills, which are transported across the Mexican border and into the U.S., killing unknowing customers.
Overdose deaths in the United States reached about 109,000 in the year ending in February, according to the most current official figures.
Overdose deaths have been steadily increasing from 2019 to 2021, but authorities in the Biden administration are now stating that they have leveled out in 2022 and 2023. The government has been accused of changing its position several times.
Harris reaffirmed the Biden administration’s dual-pronged strategy to reduce demand for illegal narcotics by funding substance abuse treatment and eliminating supply-side criminal organizations.
The increasing incidence of Xylazine overdoses is allegedly also a cause for worry among government officials. Xylazine, sometimes known by its street name “tranq,” is a non-opioid sedative often combined with fentanyl to increase the duration of the drug’s euphoric effects.
Kamala has been criticized on many occasions for advocating a ban on all assault weapons and her assertion that firearms are the most significant cause of mortality for children in the United States. According to the CDC’s fact-checking, the only way that could be accurate is if she included people aged 18 and 19 as “children.”