The Obummer legacy: A raging problem with heroin and opioids

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:48 pm

Yes, I agree he was late in acting. Should have caught it sooner. Similar to when Reagan dragged his feet on HIV.
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Post by smArtha on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:48 pm

MaxEntropy_Man wrote:Yes, I agree he was late in acting. Should have caught it sooner. Similar to when Reagan dragged his feet on HIV.

You mean Obama knew about this crisis building up about 5 years before but acted on it much later?

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:12 pm

I don't know the exact timeline. I think he started talking about it seriously only in 2016, whereas I remember hearing about a study by a husband and wife Princeton economist team who looked at the reasons behind a sudden increase in death rates amongst white middle aged people and concluding that the drugs epidemic was behind it. Let me see if I can find that NPR report:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/23/521083335/the-forces-driving-middle-aged-white-peoples-deaths-of-despair

This one has a date of 3/17 but they speculated about it in 2015.
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