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Medicine’s Lee Hoffer discussed security changes at the U.S.-Mexico border

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Lee Hoffer

Columbus Dispatch: Lee Hoffer, an associate professor of anthropology and a professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine, disputed the notion that security changes will stem the flow of drugs across the U.S.–Mexico border, noting that the U.S. government has targeted the drug supply for years with few victories. Hiring more patrol agents will only force suppliers to find a new strategy, he said, and they’ll adapt.