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DEA — US had Over 200 deaths per day from drug overdoses in 2017

DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced results of the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.

Americans on prescribed opioids remains unchanged — New study

Despite increased attention to opioid abuse, prescriptions have remained relatively unchanged for many US patients, new research led by the Mayo Clinic finds.

Rise in drug overdose deaths in BC tied to 'Welfare Wednesday'

In November, a study linking overdose deaths in British Columbia with the issuance of social assistance checks was published. And bearing out that study, December 22 was a very busy night for paramedics and hospital emergency rooms in Vancouver.

Naloxone reverses a drug overdose, but the addiction remains

Death from heroin or opioid overdose has become one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. according to the CDC. While heroin addiction has grown in the past decade, prescription-opioid addiction has soared, contributing to the increase in heroin use.
 

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