After pledging to solve the opioid crisis, Trump’s strategy underwhelms
Politico - 03/29/2017
The emerging Trump strategy, including failed plans to repeal Obamacare protections that enabled millions to get substance abuse treatment, “doesn’t bode well for the public health approach, such as it is,” said Leo Beletsky, a law professor at Northeastern University who specializes in health and drug policy. He points to Republican rhetoric about criminalizing the crisis, as well as proposed funding cuts to research and treatment.
“This new shift will certainly make the situation much worse,” Beletsky added.