Drug Policy: Preliminary Observations on the 2019 National Drug Control Strategy, Statement of Triana Mcneil, Acting Director, Homeland Security and Justice and Mary Denigan-Macauley, Acting Director, Health Care, Testimony Before the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives [open pdf - 56KB]
From the Document, "Over 70,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2017, according to the most recently available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. Overdoses have become the leading cause of death due to injuries in the United States, and most of these deaths involve opioids. GAO [Government Accountability Office] has a body of work on drug policy and ongoing work on ONDCP's [Office of National Drug Control Policy] efforts, including issuance of the National Drug Control Strategy. GAO also noted in its March 2019 High Risk report that federal efforts to prevent drug misuse is an emerging issue requiring close attention. This statement includes preliminary GAO observations on the 2019 National Drug Control Strategy and related findings from select GAO reports on federal opioid-related efforts. It is based on ongoing GAO work, two reports that GAO issued in March 2018 and October 2017, and selected updates on recommendations from these reports as of February 2019."
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