Advocates for addiction treatment have voiced concerns over how the incoming Trump administration could affect access to care and funding, among other issues. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to build a wall on the Mexican border and provide more treatment to those who need it. However, the medical community has noted that building a wall is unlikely to change the fact that most overdoses in the U.S. stem from alcohol and prescription medication. Apart from the wall element of the plan, Trump the candidate has also promised to increase access to naloxone; to encourage state and local governments to provide more treatment; and to speed up the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of abuse-deterrent painkillers.
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