Is Obama Delivering on His Promise of a ‘21st Century’ Approach to Drugs? – Truthdig

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Many public health experts say the administration deserves credit for increasing access to drug treatment.

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Is Obama Delivering on His Promise of a ‘21st Century’ Approach to Drugs?

 

"But a government report released a day after the latest proposal questioned the office’s impact so far.

“As of March 2013, GAO’s analysis showed that of the five goals for which primary data on results are available, one shows progress and four show no progress,” the report by the Government Accountability Office found. For instance, the GAO noted that there’s actually been an increase in HIV transmissions among drug users and drug-related deaths, as well as no difference in the prevalence of drug use among teens."

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