When taking into account total drug overdose deaths per year, the opioid epidemic today is worse than the AIDS epidemic in the late 20th century in terms of lives lost.
Corporations acted as cartels and filled our country with opioids. Connecting that to the epidemic of overdose deaths is not fake news.
How negligent media have helped inflate a deadly moral panic over prescription opioids and ignored the real sources of addiction, while hurting people who live with devastating chronic pain.
How do we best deal with the countless numbers of people, young and old, who are getting hooked on pills? Intervening early, for starters.
When we have massive amounts of fentanyl and meth that are only narrowly stopped from crossing our border, it’s time for both parties to seek a solution.
Too many members of Congress fail to see strong border controls as a way to stop the opioid overdose epidemic.
Figuring out why so many Americans are turning to opioids for their pain and addiction is a lot more important than attempting to obliterate drug dealers.
The opioid epidemic has taken the lives of more than 300,000 Americans since 2000. Cooperation between the United States and China is a key element to fight back.
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