Question- What is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) 360 Strategy?
Answer- DEA 360 is “A comprehensive approach tackling the cycle of violence and addiction generated by the link between drug cartels, violent gangs, and the rising problem of prescription opioid and heroin abuse in U.S. cities. DEA 360 involves:
1-Coordinated Law Enforcement operations targeting all levels of drug trafficking organizations and violent gangs supplying drugs to our neighborhoods
2-Engaging drug manufacturers, wholesalers, practitioners, and pharmacists through Diversion Control to increase awareness of the opioid epidemic and encourage responsible prescribing practices, and use of opioid painkillers throughout the medical community
3-Community Outreach and partnership with local organizations following enforcement operations, equipping and empowering communities to fight the opioid epidemic.” (https://www.dea.gov/prevention/360-strategy/360_Fact_Sheet.pdf; accessed May 2018)