Pennsylvania governor declares emergency for opioid epidemic

Governor Tom Wolfe has declared a state of emergency over the opioid epidemic - making Pennsylvania the eighth state to invoke a state of emergency.

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    In the United States, new measures have been implemented to target the smuggling of the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl.

    It's one of several opioids behind a nationwide epidemic of drug abuse.

    Pennsylvania is the latest of several states to declare an emergency - using a protocol usually reserved for natural disasters.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.


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