“Attendees at a White House Opioids Summit on Thursday — including President Donald J. Trump, cabinet members, and the surgeon general — detailed programs and voiced ideas to fight the opioid epidemic.
“It’s a problem that is growing,” Trump said. “People go into the hospital with a broken arm and they come out addicted, and they don’t even know what happened.”
His administration plans to roll out new policy over the next 3 weeks, and it will be “very, very strong,” Trump said.
He suggested the option of the death penalty for drug dealers, although that is not an item in any official policy.”
Read more at: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/893335
Source: Medscape.com – March 2, 2018
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