Top lawmaker signals support to classify all illicit fentanyl copycats like heroin

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A top U.S. Senator signaled some support on Tuesday for legislation permanently placing illicit chemical knock-offs of the extremely potent opioid fentanyl into the same legal class as heroin to boost prosecutions of traffickers and makers of the drugs, a proposal championed by top federal officials.

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