Overdoses from heroin and prescription painkillers have killed an alarming number of Americans in recent years. Last month, President Obama announced a $1.1 billion package to combat opiod abuse. Some analysts say the federal government is not doing enough to attack heroin production in Mexico and Afghanistan. Others argue that drug interdiction and police crackdowns have failed and call for deregulation and legalization.
Featuring Jeffrey Miron, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and David Murray, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.