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Compassionate Conservatism: Let Addicts Die

Under a plan by a city council member in Ohio, people who dial 911 seeking help for someone who’s overdosing on opioids would start hearing something new from dispatchers: “No.”

In response to the opioid epidemic that swept the nation — including the small city of Middletown, population 50,000 — council member Dan Picard floated an idea that’s been called more of “a cry of frustration” than a legitimate solution.

At a council meeting last week, Picard proposed a three-strikes-style policy for people who repeatedly overdose: Too many overdoses and authorities wouldn’t send an ambulance to resuscitate them.

Source: Ohio pol’s proposal: No Naloxone for repeat opioid overdose victims – The Washington Post