Even in best-case scenario, opioid overdose deaths will keep rising until 2022

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 15:10 in Health & Medicine

In the nation’s opioid epidemic, the carnage is far from over. A new projection of opioid overdose death rates suggests that even if there is steady progress in reducing prescription narcotic abuse across the country, the number of fatal overdoses — which reached 70,237 in 2017 — will rise sharply...

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