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    I just came across this news story that mentioned a new estimates in Drug Epidemic, I think we need to update our fact checking report and include the new numbers, what do you think?

    Link to the study:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/upshot/opioids-overdose-deaths-rising-fentanyl.html?nytapp=true&smid=nytcore-ios-share

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    What is NEVER explored in these narratives is the relationship of the Drug War to the overdoses.

    The Drug War machine keeps labeling the causes of the tragedies as the drug, when it is, in fact, the criminal atmosphere generated by the drug war that is the true cause. People have to sneak around and purchase the drugs from some very rich dealers in bed with some very rich politicians…

    Wake up people!

    Edited: 2018-06-25 13:58:16 By Frank Salvatini (talk | contribs) + 1 Characters .. + 0% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

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    The Paul Ryan comments apparently come from:

    https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis
    NIH
    NIDA
    Home » Drugs of Abuse » Opioids » Opioid Overdose Crisis
    Opioid Overdose Crisis
    Revised March 2018

    Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids.¹ The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.²

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      Hi FREDERICK, very important source, would be great if you can edit the page according to it.

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      There’s a research conducted by the new york times based on official data, the chief of the Mortality Statistics Branch of the National Center for Health Statistics at the C.D.C., Robert Anderson commented on it as well:

      https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/05/upshot/opioid-epidemic-drug-overdose-deaths-are-rising-faster-than-ever.html

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    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db294_table.pdf
    Figure 2, Drug overdose death rates, by selected age group: United States, 1999–2016

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      Very important source, we should definitely consider it.

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