We need an all-of-the-above strategy to fight the opioid crisis
Updated: Mar 26
JIM CROTTY , FORMER DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION
The U.S. remains mired in an opioid crisis, with dangerous synthetic opioids such as fentanyl dominating the illicit drug market and driving steep increases in overdose deaths. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that over 106,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in the last 12 months, another record number and a grim reminder that the decades-long opioid epidemic rages on. Today, fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18 to 45—more than car accidents, firearms and COVID-19.
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