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Why Changes Could Worsen Drug Epidemic


by Lloyd Sederer

In a recent article, I made the case against “Trumpcare” for our general health care system. As a psychiatrist, I now focus on the impact that President Donald Trump’s health policies could have on individuals, families and communities affected by use and abuse of drugs, especially opioids (including prescription pills like OxyContin and Vicodin as well as heroin and the new, really deadly killer fentanyl).

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