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What Should Be Done about the Heroin Problem?
April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EDT
Overdoses from heroin and prescription painkillers have killed an alarming number of Americans in recent years. Last month, President Obama announced a $1.1 billion package to combat opiod abuse. Some analysts say the federal government is not doing enough to attack heroin production in Mexico and Afghanistan. Others argue that drug interdiction and police crackdowns have failed and call for deregulation and legalization. Join the CATO Institute for a wide-ranging debate about the heroin problem and what to do about it.
The debate will feature Jeffrey Miron, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and David Murray, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute. It will be moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute
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