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According to the HHS’ National Survey on Drug Use and Health and separate U.S. mortality data, 116 people died every single day from opioid-related drug overdoses, while 11.5 million people misused prescription opioids in 2016. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRAPHIC
Cody Mroczka, Editor
9:25 am CDT June 6, 2018
The American opioid epidemic has ravaged densely populated urban enclaves, fragile farming communities and spacious scenic suburbs. No one is safe in what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in 2017. But who is responsible?