The Federal Agency That Fuels the Opioid Crisis
NY Times
September 17, 2018

“The Drug Enforcement Administration has proved itself incompetent for decades.  Despite the investment of hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars and the earnest efforts of thousands of employees, the D.E.A.’s track record is abysmal. The agency has been unable to balance legitimate access to and control of prescription drugs. The widespread over-reliance on opioids, along with benzodiazepines, amphetamines and other scheduled medications, has created a booming black market.”

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