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Fri May 5, 2017, 09:04 PM

Amid opioid epidemic, White House may cut drug control office

WASHINGTON—In the midst of an opioid addiction epidemic, the Trump administration is considering a plan that would gut the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a White House office that directs the country’s drug prevention efforts.

The president's budget office is proposing to slash the drug agency’s budget by 95 percent, according to a letter the ONDCP’s acting director, Richard Baum, sent to employees.

In his letter, obtained by USA TODAY, Baum warned that the move would be “very discouraging for our nation's effort to address drug abuse.” He said the budget plan would zero out two programs designed to combat drug trafficking and to fund local anti-drug efforts.

Baum said he was working to reverse the proposed cuts. 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/amid-opioid-epidemic-white-house-may-cut-drug-control-office/ar-BBAMUBo?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=edgsp 

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2017 OP
RKP5637 May 2017 #1
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Skittles May 2017 #3
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Warren DeMontague May 2017 #6
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Fri May 5, 2017, 09:33 PM

1. It's no wonder people need drugs in this country to cope. n/t

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Fri May 5, 2017, 09:55 PM

2. Don't worry

Rob Portman is on the senate panel to write the senate health care plan,he'll have it under control. He's been trying for a long time here in Ohio. We're still waiting. Besides how can we still have a drug problem they've deported most of the Mexicans.

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Sat May 6, 2017, 01:04 AM

4. can't say i'll really miss it. nt

 

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Sat May 6, 2017, 01:09 AM

5. Baby going out with the bath water.

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Sat May 6, 2017, 01:09 AM

6. Fact of the matter is, filling jails with drug users doesn't work.

And it doesn't save lives.

The Drug War has failed, if we want to address opioids we need to approach it from a public health/harm reduction standpoint first and foremost.

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