Estonia won its war on fentanyl, then things got worse

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Igor Smirnov was introduced to opiates the day his first son was born, when he got celebratory drunk and a neighbor injected him with an intoxicating extract of opium poppies. ...

Want OxyContin in China? Pain pill addicts get drugs online

SHANGHAI (AP) — China has some of the strictest regulation of opioids in the world, but OxyContin and other pain pills are sold illegally online by vendors that take advantage of China’s major e-comme...

China has pain pill addicts too, but no one's counting them

SHANGHAI (AP) — Wu Yi was supposed to die. At age 26, his cancer was spreading. His doctor gave him five years to live and a prescription for OxyContin. ...

Fake doctors, misleading claims drive OxyContin China sales

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Sackler family’s opioid empire in the United States is collapsing under an avalanche of litigation over marketing tactics. Their Purdue Pharma company is in bankruptcy, but the fam...

Fake doctors, misleading claims drive OxyContin China sales

SHANGHAI (AP) — OxyContin is a dying business in the United States. Purdue Pharma, owned by the billionaire Sackler family, is collapsing under an avalanche of lawsuits that accuse the company of usin...

Fake doctors, misleading claims drive OxyContin China sales

SHANGHAI (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits across the United States have accused a drug company owned by the billionaire Sackler family of using false claims to push highly addictive opioids on an unsuspec...

China sentences 3 in fentanyl trafficking case after US tip

XINGTAI, China (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced three fentanyl traffickers Thursday in a case that was a culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on g...

Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts

SHANGHAI (AP) — The sound of doctors boring through his skull to feed electrodes deep into his brain made Yan tremble. "The drill was like bzzzzzzz," he later recalled. "The moment o...

Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts

SHANGHAI (AP) — Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation or DBS may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch. China is emerging as a hub ...

China changes all fentanyl varieties to controlled substance

BEIJING (AP) — China is designating all fentanyl-related drugs, as a group, as controlled substances — a step U.S. officials have long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from China....

China grants Ivanka Trump 5 trademarks amid trade talks

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump's company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, as her father's administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations...

Santa not coming to towns across China

SHANGHAI (AP) — At least four Chinese cities and one county have ordered Christmas decorations banned this year. The Associated Press has found that churches were warned to keep minors away from Chris...

In China, your car could be talking to the government

SHANGHAI (AP) — When Shan Junhua bought his white Tesla Model X, he knew it was a fast, beautiful car. What he didn't know is that Tesla constantly sends information about the precise location of his ...

In China, your car could be talking to the government

SHANGHAI (AP) — Global automakers are feeding real-time location information and dozens of other data points from electric vehicles to Chinese government monitoring centers, potentially adding to Chin...

China grants Trump family 18 trademarks in 2 months

SHANGHAI (AP) — China has given companies linked to U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter 18 new trademarks in the last two months, raising concerns about conflicts of interest in the White Hou...