The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) should protect consumers from harmful substances regardless of their legality. However, when it came to addressing the opioid crisis, it failed in its duty.
We need a brand-new approach to relieving human pain. Our existing solutions pack our prisons, sentence nonviolent offenders to life and exacerbate one of the worst and most avoidable tragedies in recent memory.
Even though a mounting body of evidence indicates needle exchanges can save lives, conservative-minded governments are stifling conversation on the topic before it even has a chance to begin.
The origins of a crisis.