opioids: kill “as if September 11 were to happen every three weeks” - Chronoleaks

opioids: kill “as if September 11 were to happen every three weeks”

opioids: kill “as if September 11 were to happen every three weeks”

According to the data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prescription of opioids in the USA has quadrupled since 1999. “It is as if’September 11 ‘ happened every three weeks“: it is with these words that the committee to which is entrusted the task of monitoring abuse of drugs in the United States has asked the president Trump that the epidemic in opioid should be considered a national emergency.

Every day in the United States die 142 people to overdose. According to the data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prescription of opioids has increased fourfold since 1999. From 1999 to 2015 are death 560mila people for causes related to drug abuse, a figure equal to that of the entire population of Atlanta, Georgia. Now the overdose deaths are higher than those for car accidents and homicides related to firearms calculated together.



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