The Opioid Epidemic

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid abuse killed more than 42,000 Americans in 2016¾more than were killed in car accidents that same year. And more than 40 percent of those deaths involved a prescription opioid like Vicodin or Oxycontin. The opioid crisis rocketed to public awareness with the untimely death of Prince, followed by the recent …