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NPR Reports on Unexpected Consequences of Drug Busts: More Overdose Deaths

This past week, NPR reported on the surprising results of a rigorous new study that concluded that large drug busts actually result in more overdose deaths. The study found that the busts destabilized illegal markets, which in turn led to people taking sometimes deadly risks in acquiring and using illegal drugs. The findings have important implications for policy makers and others trying to reduce the harm caused by illegal drug use. Read the NPR article here: