STAT  |  September 5, 2023

“People are saying: Nothing’s working, you’ve got to try something different,” said Regina LaBelle, a former Obama and Biden administration drug policy official and director of the O’Neill Institute’s Addiction and Drug Policy Initiative. “So it’s manifesting in some cases in people saying that we need to send the military in to control the cartels. It sounds tough and decisive, and it is appealing to people who are really desperate and struggling for answers. But it’s obviously very dangerous.”

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