Drug Abuse

Public health emergency rings hollow

Public health emergency rings hollow

Medicaid cuts would deepen opioid crisis

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ANNOUNCEMENT that the opioid epidemic is a public health emergency certainly drew attention to the problem, but in reality it is an empty declaration that, at least as of yet, provides no real resources to fight the epidemic. The announcement will give the government more flexibility in the services that are made available(...)

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Death moves into the neighborhood

Drug abuse has come out of the shadows. No longer is it just the junkie in the back alley that gets our sympathy but little else for treatment. It’s now in Middle America’s backyards and bedrooms and it’s forcing everyone – politicians and policymakers – to confront the issue head-on. The most recent eye-opener, though it shouldn’t(...)

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