- Former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss: In Switzerland, innovations in drug policy have been front and center for years
- In the first decade alone, drug-related deaths have been reduced by 50%, says Dreifuss
Ruth Dreifuss is the former President of Switzerland, serving in 1999. She is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Drug overdose deaths in the United States have tripled since 2010. And so it makes sense that President Obama has announced, as he did late last month, new initiatives to fight the epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse in the United States.