Donald Trump Unveils Opioid Plan, And It Includes Death Penalty For Drug Dealers
In October 2017, Donald Trump called the United States the largest consumer of opiates in the world and declared the state of emergency. His words are backed up by statistics: according to the CDC, roughly 64 thousand people died from opioid overdose in 2016.
Since 2001, the epidemic has cost the country more than a trillion dollars! And the costs and death rates are only expected to rise.
So, what did the Trump administration do to stop the crisis?
Actually, activists and care providers were complaining about the lack of action because no funds have been requested from Congress to combat the epidemic. Instead, the administration seems to be focused on cutting spending. But now, the president is finally ready to roll out the plan to tackle the problem. And we should say, it’s rather controversial.