The Health 202: Jeff Sessions wants to put more cops on the opioid beat. Experts say that won't solve the problem.
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If the opioid epidemic was simply a problem of supply – people being able to access drugs too easily – than a targeted new effort in Appalachia announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions yesterday would be a huge stride toward combating the crisis.
The problem with this approach, however, is that experts agree the opioid epidemic is all about demand. Far too many Americans rely on opioid painkillers, creating a huge customer base for illicitly gained prescription drugs and more serious street drugs, such as heroin and fentanyl.
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