“Drug addiction experts battling soaring overdose rates worry President Trump has not lived up to repeated campaign pledges to curb opioid abuse, favoring a tough-on-crime approach rather than the treatment programs he promised.
While the White House heralds a new opioid addiction study commission, advocates said they wanted action — not further study. The epidemic, largely triggered by legal prescription drugs, is already clearly defined, they say, and remains by most accounts out of control.”
Source: BostonGlobe.com – April 16, 2017
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