The opioid epidemic in 6 essential reads
June 11, 2017
(THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to opioids.
The opioid crisis appears to be getting worse, not better.
According to The New York Times, drug deaths are rising faster than ever, with more than 59,000 overdose deaths in 2016.
The situation has been dire for a few years, with six in 10 drug overdose deaths in 2014 involving an opioid, such as a painkiller or heroin.
In May, Donald Trump appointed a commission on the opioid epidemic, which he’s described as “a tremendous problem.” However, his proposed budget includes cuts to ag...