The federal government has announced a crackdown on the misuse of prescription drugs.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is taking a page out of President Donald Trump’s playbook and cracking down on companies that sell and dispense drugs to people.
The DEA announced Monday that it will begin enforcing new regulations for all new and approved drugs, including opioid and heroin.
This includes prescription painkillers, inhalers, nasal sprays and patches.
It’s part of the federal government’s crackdown on “pill mills” — where doctors sell and sell the drugs to patients without their knowledge.
They’re a new way for people to get their prescription drugs, which typically cost hundreds of dollars per dose, without being tested for safety or effectiveness.
The FDA also announced it will also begin enforcement of its opioid overdose monitoring program, which was already up and running.
That program has seen a steep rise in the number of overdose deaths.
According to the CDC, drug overdoses have quadrupled since 2015, with the number one cause of death for people under age 40.
And the number for young people is also increasing.
This is a huge problem, and it’s only going to get worse.
In a statement, DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said: The drug war is a failure and is leading to more opioid abuse and death.
As the world continues to grapple with the opioid epidemic, this new crackdown will ensure that our nation is on the right side of history.
Drug overdoses are an epidemic in the United States.
According a recent report by the CDC , about 12 million Americans have been affected by opioid-related illness in 2016.
That’s more than the number who died from HIV, malaria and pneumonia combined.
The number of drug-related deaths jumped from 1.6 million in 2015 to 6.2 million in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It also jumped by 5,000 in the first nine months of 2017 alone, from 1,939 deaths in that period to 3,890.
This has been an unprecedented rise in deaths from drugs, and experts say the increase is not simply because people are dying more.
Rather, it’s because drugs are being prescribed more, which can lead to more use.
That in turn can lead people to take more of the drugs that are prescribed, which in turn leads to more overdoses.
“The drug war has led to more people taking drugs, even though the drugs are less effective and the use is lower,” said Dr. Robert Cialdini, a professor of medicine and public health at Columbia University and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Policy and Practice.
“It’s really a question of when the drugs will be safer and when the drug industry will get caught up in the costs of making the drug and when people will get the chance to get clean and to do what they need to do.”
The new rules are designed to keep up with the surge in opioid prescriptions.
The agency says there are more than 2 million Americans in the U.S. who have prescriptions for opioids, which include painkillers such as OxyContin and fentanyl.
Some states, including Ohio, have already begun issuing stricter restrictions on prescribing opioids.
That may be a blessing for some, as it allows for a better way to treat those who are struggling with addiction and help them get treatment.
But it’s also a big blow for people who have been taking opioids for decades and are now on the receiving end of a new and more expensive drug.
That includes people in the opioid painkiller market.
While prescription painkiller use is up nationwide, prescription opioid abuse has soared in some states.
It has increased by more than 20 percent over the past year, according the CDC.
That could be one reason for the rise in opioid overdoses, said Dr., a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Columbia.
It is a growing problem, with some experts estimating that more than 80 percent of the population is on some kind of opioid.
“There’s an incredible increase in people taking these drugs,” Dr. Cialsini said.
“And the cost of the medication is increasing exponentially.
And that’s a recipe for abuse.
We need to get out of the painkiller business.”
The DEA said it will work with the states to address the problem.
The new regulations also include tighter enforcement of the state and local laws that require doctors to administer the drug tests.
The department said it expects to have more information on the new requirements by the end of this year.
It will also release guidance on how to make it easier for people with opioid-dependent conditions to get treatment and how to reduce the burden on communities with opioid addiction.