Do we really need a drug czar?

Source: Cato Institute
by Michael D Tanner

“Last week, Representative Tom Marino withdrew from consideration as drug czar, after reports emerged suggesting that he had played a role in legislation making it easier to import Fentanyl, the painkiller that has become a driving force behind America’s opioid crisis. Most will chalk this up to another case of poor vetting by the Trump administration and move on to speculation about the next nominee. But maybe we should be asking another question: Why do we need a drug czar in the first place?” (10/25/17)