State Secretary Ellen Rønning-Arnesen (Labor Party) in the Ministry of Health tells Klassekampen that work on the reform is in full swing.
– We are underway, but the work has not been done in a jiffy. Our ambition is to deliver a comprehensive financing model for the entire patient process and integrated aftercare, says Rønning-Arnesen.
When asked when the reform will be ready, she says that the government is “aiming” towards 2023.
After a long debate, the Labor Party’s national meeting in April last year voted no to support the Solberg government’s drug reform. An important argument for the opponents was that the reform meant a liberalization of drug policy without strengthening the prevention and treatment of drug problems.