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The Real Cause of America's Opioid Epidemic

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Recently the Commission on Combating the Opioid Crisis issued a preliminary report and recommended that the president declare a national emergency. From 2002 to 2015 the number of such deaths has increased by 280%. The chart below shows that prescription opiates were the main contributor from 2002 to 2011. Illicit opiates have been the main contributor since:

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