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Where Donald Trump stands on the opioid epidemic

Over the past decade, the US has undergone an opioid epidemic. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called it a “tremendous problem.” As has been well-documented, the widespread prescription of opioids to treat pain and the subsequent diversion of said drugs for illicit uses created a sizable new population of users addicted to opioids. Many of them turned to heroin, which became cheaper and more available, as the government cracked down on opioid prescribing.
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