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Overdose Crisis in North America and Innovative Approaches to Address the Disease of Addiction

44:41February 27, 2023

A record number of people are dying from overdoses of synthetic drugs like illicitly manufactured fentanyl.  At the recent North American Leaders Summit, Presidents Biden and Lopez Obrador and Prime Minister Trudeau discussed cooperative ways to address the flow of these substances across our common borders.  Chris and Scotty discuss policy approaches to the drug crisis with one of the leading thinkers and advocates on the topic, Regina LaBelle, Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative at the O'Neill Institute at Georgetown University Law Center.

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