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Drug ODs have nearly TRIPLED since 1999...with heroin and opiates accounting for half of those deaths
The Opioid epidemic in this country continues to rise and the numbers are not subtle. Since 1999, the CDC reports that the number of drug overdoses has nearly tripled, with heroin and other opioids accounting for about half of those deaths. Earlier this decade with prescription drugs being abused at at an all time high, policy