Addiction Experts Worry About Opioid Crisis Under Trump

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Professionals working in addiction medicine are worried about how President-elect Donald Trump and his administration will address the country’s opioid epidemic. Some fear that repeal of the Affordable Care Act will mean people addicted to drugs will lose access to treatment and that accidental deaths from opioid overdoses will increase. People working in the addiction field worry that Trump’s approach--his promise to build a wall on the Mexican border and prosecute drug traffickers--is the wrong one to tackle the real problem, according to a report in STAT. Read more at