Source: Centers for Disease Control
Amid federal uncertainty, states confront opioid crisis. (The Hill, 3/8/2017)
The scale and scope of the opioid addiction crisis has startled lawmakers in recent years, even as crime tied to the illegal drug trade has fallen to all-time lows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in January that more than 52,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2015, and nearly two-thirds of those cases involved opioids.
Drugs are killing so many people in West Virginia that the state can’t keep up with the funerals. (Washington Post, 3/7/2017)
More evidence that the wrong people are in the White House -- this former Freedom Caucus crazy, in particular.