The U.S. Consumes Nearly All Opioids In The World

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Claiming thousands of lives in the U.S., the drug crisis has grown out of control. So just how did America’s opioid epidemic get so bad?

Learn More:
The New York Times: In Guilty Plea, OxyContin Maker to Pay $600 Million
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/10/business/11drug-web.html

PBS: How Bad is the Opioid Epidemic?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/how-bad-is-the-opioid-epidemic/

The White House: President Obama Proposes $1.1 Billion in New Funding to Address the Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use Epidemic
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/02/02/president-obama-proposes-11-billion-new-funding-address-prescription

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