Elders failed to show that he was entrapped into making the narcotics sale. There was no further appeal. President Clinton stood by Elders saying that Joycelyn Elders was misunderstood.
She is currently a professor emerita of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She was fired mid-term in December 1994 amidst controversy. Elders is best known for her frank discussion of her views on controversial issues such as drug legalization and distributing contraception in schools.