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White House opioid commission to Trump: 'Declare a national emergency' on drug overdoses - Baltimore Sun
Things they ask for:

"—Expanding capacity for drug treatment under Medicaid;
—Increasing the use of medication-assisted treatments, like buprenorphine and suboxone, for opioid disorders;
—Encouraging the development of new non-opioid pain relievers;
—Mandating that every local law enforcement officer in the nation carry naloxone, the drug that rapidly reverses opiate overdose;
—Broadening "good samaritan" laws that shield individuals from prosecution when they report a drug overdose to first responders or law enforcement officials.

Things they don't ask for:
"Notably absent from the report are a number of tough-on-crime measures that the President and his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, have repeatedly help up as solutions to the opioid crisis, including building a wall on the Mexican border, expanding the use of mandatory minimum sentencing for drug crimes, and seizing more cash and property from individuals suspected of drug crimes."
drugs  government 
august 2017 by traggett
The Addicts Next Door | The New Yorker
Horrific on what it can be like in small-town America
US  drugs  scourge 
june 2017 by traggett

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