Obama anti-heroin strategy shifts focus to treatment from arrests

March 29, 2016 10:18 PM

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Obama anti-heroin strategy shifts focus to treatment from arrests

President Obama mounted his bully pulpit Tuesday in an attempt to change the focus on heroin and opioid addiction from a criminal problem to a health issue.

Appearing on a panel at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Obama said for too long the problem of drug abuse has been viewed “through the lens of the criminal justice system.” He outlined some of the law enforcement steps his administration is taking, then returned his attentio...

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