In New Hampshire, Trump Unveils Plan To Tackle Opioid Crisis

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President Trump announced new policies today for combating the opioid epidemic. The president spoke at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire - one of the hardest-hit states in overdose deaths.

The Trump administration aims to cut nationwide opioid prescriptions by more than a third over the next three years.  We talk about Trump's new initiative and what it could mean for America's opioid crisis.


Anthony Brooks, WBUR senior political reporter. He tweets @anthonygbrooks.

Michael Botticelli, executive director of Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine and former director of the Obama administration's White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He tweets @mbotticellibmc.

Annie Kuster, Democratic representative of New Hampshire's second congressional district and founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force. She tweets @repanniekuster.

Julia Frew, director of the Center For Addiction Recovery in Pregnancy and Parenting and medical director of the Moms in Recovery program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Peter Shumlin, former three-term Democratic governor of Vermont. He tweets @govpetershumlin.

This segment aired on March 19, 2018.


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