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Vern Buchanan co-sponsoring legislation to toughen screening of overseas shipments of synthetic drugs into coming to U.S.

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GOP Congressman Vern Buchanan announced Friday he is co-sponsoring legislation to toughen screening of overseas shipments of deadly synthetic drugs coming into the United States. The Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act will help stem the flow of dangerous drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil by requiring more intensive screening at U.S. Postal Service facilities. Fentanyl and carfentanil are synthetic drugs similar to heroin but more than 50 times more powerful. These drugs are often manufactured in foreign countries like China and mailed into the…

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