President Trump Announces Plan to Fight Opioid Abuse, Including Death Penalty

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Paraphernalia for smoking and injecting drugs is seen after it was found during a police search on April 19, 2017, in Huntington, West Virginia. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump on Monday announced his plan to combat the opioid crisis ravaging parts of the country. The multi-pronged approach calls for preventing kids from using drugs in the first place by creating commercials that show the dangers of drugs, cutting supply by shoring up U.S. borders, and getting tougher on traffickers by calling for the death penalty for dealers.


Hadar Aviram, professor, UC Hastings College of the Law