Viciação com opióides nos EUA
March 19, 2018 -- Todos os dias, morrem mais de 115 americanos por sobredose de
opióides – incluindo analgésicos, heroína e opióides sintéticos como
o fentanilo – segundo o Instituto Nacional de Abuso de Drogas dos EUA.
U.S. President Donald Trump will unveil new plans to tackle the country’s opioid epidemic on Monday. The programme will include stiffer penalties for high-intensity drug traffickers, including the death penalty for some dealers.
The White House plan will also seek to cut opioid prescriptions by a third over the next three years by promoting practices that reduce over-prescription of opioids in federal healthcare programmes.
Opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin and synthetic drugs such as fentanyl, killed almost 45,000 people in the U.S. in the year to August 2017, more than any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.