Failure on the Homefront: Government Responsibility in America’s Drug Crisis

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FROM Erupt News LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 

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LAUREN LaBRUNA

By Lauren LaBruna

Published on September 18, 2021

Jacob James Rich, a policy analyst from the Reason Foundation and Ph.D. candidate at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, joined me on Erupt for a fascinating conversation on the opioid crisis in the United States. 

Rich uncovered yet another reason why America’s war on drugs has backfired with the use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs. 

PDMPs track which doctors prescribe opioids, how many, and to whom. 

As a result of these programs, many doctors cut back on prescriptions, bringing down supply. 

FAILURE ON THE HOMEFRONT: GOVERMENT RESPONSIBLITY IN AMERICA’S DRUG CRISIS

According to Rich, the decreased supply worsened the problem by spurring a more dangerous drug market. 

Without a direct supply, drug users turned to black markets with contaminated supplies. 

“You basically are reducing the quality of the drugs that recreational drug users are using, without reducing the demand.” 

With unreliable suppliers, the threat of danger rose for drug users. Many lacked knowledge on the potency of drugs, facing greater risk of overdose and or death. 

While PDMPs did decrease the supply of prescription opioids, they opened the floodgates for more dangerous drug supplies, threatening more lives than ever before. 

To learn more about Jacob’s expert opinion and research on this subject view our full segment below:

READ AND LISTEN AND SEE TO THIS AMAZING INTERVIEW OF JACOB JAMES RICH AND PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE TIMELINES:

Failure on the Homefront: Government Responsibility in America’s Drug Crisis

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