How a Police Chief, a Governor and a Sociologist Would Spend $100 Billion to Solve the Opioid Crisis
Date:  02-16-2018

Treatment, reducing demand, and harm reduction discussed
From The New York Times:

The American opioid epidemic has defied all efforts to contain it, and the number of overdose deaths continues to grow. President Trump directed the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency in October and said “we have to do something about it” in his State of the Union address, but his administration has yet to pursue a specific strategy.

We asked 30 experts to think big, but realistically, about solutions. Imagine you had $100 billion to spend over five years — a little less than current federal domestic H.I.V./AIDS spending — to address the opioid crisis. Where would you put that money?

Here, in aggregate, is what our panel said. Continue reading >>>