Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine hopes President Biden will take a hard line on Chinese production and export of fentanyl, a synthetic painkiller implicated in tens of thousands of opioid overdose deaths, the Republican told me in an interview.
If he had Biden on the telephone, DeWine said his message “would be pretty concise: Fentanyl is our biggest drug problem. It’s being mixed into virtually everything. It’s why so many people are dying of overdoses.”