Ben Westhoff


Hearing Before Congressional Commission

Benjamin Westhoff
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Yesterday I testified on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. about fentanyl and China, before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a bipartisan, bicameral congressional-advisory commission. I spoke about my findings from Fentanyl, Inc., in particular that China is subsidizing the production and export of fentanyl and fentanyl-like drugs. You can read more information about the hearing here, and even watch it on C-SPAN. It was a bit nervewracking but also exciting, as it was the first time Iā€™d revealed my findings publicly, that China offers tax rebates and other subsidies for the drugs that are fueling the opioid epidemic in the U.S. and elsewhere.