CNN: Opioid epidemic is getting worse, says CDC

CNN: Opioid epidemic is getting worse, says CDC

Updated 2:35 PM ET, Fri December 9, 2016

The number of deaths from overdoses of illicit opioids rose sharply again in 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

"The epidemic of deaths involving opioids continues to worsen," said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said. "Prescription opioid misuse and use of heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl are intertwined and deeply troubling problems."... [Read more at CNN]
 
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