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The Biden Administration’s Failed Fight against Fentanyl

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The Biden Administration’s Failed Fight against Fentanyl

National Review Online May 14, 2022
Health PolicyOther

The White House recognizes the problem but is trying to solve it with yesterday’s methods.

Last week, after two Ohio State students perished of suspected drug overdoses, the university alerted students to “fake Adderall pills” circulating on campus that appear to contain the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Importantly, these deaths come on the heels of new provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating that the number of predicted overdose deaths in 2021 surpassed 107,000, a new record.

Unfortunately, a National Drug Control Strategy (NDCS) released by the Biden administration in April leaves little room for optimism. The document has major shortcomings that undermine its ability to defeat the deadly threat of illicit drugs.

Continue reading the entire piece here at National Review Online

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Randall Lutter is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Based on a recent issue brief.

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