Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
No longer ‘Mayberry’: A small Ohio city fights an epidemic of self-destruction. (Washington Post, 12/29/2016)
These women are trying to survive an epidemic of self-destruction in small-town and rural America. Death rates have risen sharply among whites, particularly women, particularly those with a high school education or less — the white working class that played a key role in the November election. Last year, overall life expectancy in the United States fell for the first time since 1993, when HIV was rampant.
In 2 years, Big Pharma supplies 9,000,000 hydrocodone pills to 1 pharmacy in Kermit, West Virginia (pop. 381). (12/19/2016)
Welcome to Scott County Indiana, where the prescription opiate Opana is the drug of choice. (5/6/2015)