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  • Is Florida’s tough drug policy making matters worse

    Newsweek - 06/08/2017

    Leo Beletsky, a Northeastern University professor researching the use of murder charges for drug overdoses, said prosecution like this can actually hurt.

    “These kinds of prosecutions, I believe, run counter to efforts to encourage people to seek help in all of this,” Beletsky said. “…We misappropriate public funding toward things that are counterproductive instead of toward things that are likely to help. There’s also danger there for policymakers to say we’re doing something about this problem. It looks good on TV.

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