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They were shipped to Europe until they were banned there, after which they became popular in the U.S. While the main focus for now is on stopping imports, Mr. LeMaitre said, it is only a matter of time until they are produced in the U.S.
"We lack sufficient data to understand the full scope of the problem," said Rafael LeMaitre, spokesman for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. "But we do know enough to know it is a big problem for the public."