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Biden's other health crisis: A resurgent drug epidemic

1 month ago   |   By Politico

President-elect Joe Biden, long viewed as a drug policy hawk during his four decades in the Senate, is signaling a different approach to confronting a still-raging drug addiction epidemic made worse by the pandemic.
Biden, who has stocked his team with addiction experts with extensive backgrounds in public health, will emphasize new funding for substance abuse treatment and prevention, while calling to eliminate jail time for drug use. It's a departure from his tough-on-crime approach as a senator - and from President Donald Trump's frequent focus on a law enforcement response to the drug...
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