Biden Administration To Take Steps To Address Record-High Drug Overdose Deaths

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Biden Administration To Take Steps To Address Record-High Drug Overdose Deaths

Biden Administration , To Take Steps To Address Record-High, Drug Overdose Deaths.

NPR reports the Biden Administration has announced its first detailed plan to curb the meteoric rise in drug overdose deaths in the United States.

NPR reports the Biden Administration has announced its first detailed plan to curb the meteoric rise in drug overdose deaths in the United States.

Officials say an emphasis on harm reduction will characterize the administration's efforts moving forward.

White House officials say they intend to increase access to clean needles, fentanyl testing strips and naloxone, a drug that rapidly reverses opioid overdoses.

White House officials say they intend to increase access to clean needles, fentanyl testing strips and naloxone, a drug that rapidly reverses opioid overdoses.

The most important action we can take to save lives, right now, is to have naloxone in the hands of everyone who needs it without fear or judgment.

, Dr. Rahul Gupta, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, via NPR.

Per the CDC, over the duration of a year ending in November 2021, around 106,854 Americans died from a drug overdose, which is a new record for the United States.

The Biden Administration reportedly intends to double the amount of those admitted to treatment facilities by 2025.

The national drug control strategy envisions major expansions in access to treatment and harm reduction, which will save many lives.

, Dr. Josh Sharfstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, via NPR.

Strategies supported by evidence and compassion have the best chance of reaching people and helping them to regain control of their lives.

, Dr. Josh Sharfstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, via NPR.

Strategies supported by evidence and compassion have the best chance of reaching people and helping them to regain control of their lives.

, Dr. Josh Sharfstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, via NPR.

Experts say the new plan from the White House "is a call to action, to beat the overdose epidemic.".

This is not a red state issue or blue state issue.

, Dr. Rahul Gupta, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, via NPR.

This is America's issue.

, Dr. Rahul Gupta, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, via NPR


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