Tackling the Spread of Drug Abuse and Opioid Addiction
In Kansas, 300 lives are lost annually to overdose of opioids. The ready availability of opioids is a function of failed regulatory and law enforcement. Greater oversight is needed to ensure programs like Medicaid are not abused to subsidize the flow of narcotics. And, law enforcement must be empowered to do its job to apprehend and prosecute those engaged in narcotic trafficking and illegal distribution.