Opioid Epidemic is Just Getting Worse, According to Emergency Room Data

Narcotics Possession in New Orleans

Over 60,000 people were taken to the ER for fatal opioid overdoses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 2016. This is the latest sign that opioid addiction is worsening even with the efforts of public health authorities in place. The data confirms that the drug crisis has struck the nation hard…

President of the United States Declares Opioid Crisis a Public Emergency

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In October of last year, President Trump ordered that the opioid epidemic currently raging across our nation be declared a public health emergency. The president also signed orders that gave states more flexibility to combat the opioid epidemic with federal funding. The president has a good reason to worry, as the Centers for Disease Control…

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