Opinion editorial authored by Newt Gingrich, Van Jones and Patrick Kennedy
“Some people may find it surprising that the three of us are working together in this political environment. However, when it comes to the opioid epidemic, we are willing to put aside party politics so we can save thousands of lives.
“We urge President Trump to implement his campaign promise to ‘end the opioid epidemic in America.’ The most efficient and cost-effective way to achieve this is by breaking down the barriers to the treatments that actually work. What works best is medication assisted treatment (MAT) — the combination of behavioral counseling and recovery medication.”