Newsclip®: [Health] Government initiatives seek to combat opiate epidemic | WRIC

"RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/CNS) -- The rate of fatal opioid overdoses in the United States has quadrupled since 2000, claiming nearly a half-million lives, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On average, nearly 80 Americans, including at least two Virginians, die each day from an overdose of heroin or prescription drugs. No wonder", wric.com


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