IS THE CRACKDOWN ON PAIN PILLS FINALLY WORKING?

Reason magazine|May 2020

IS THE CRACKDOWN ON PAIN PILLS FINALLY WORKING?
Probably not
JACOB SULLUM

OPIOID-RELATED DEATHS IN the United States, which had been rising steadily since 1999, fell slightly in 2018, from 47,600 to 46,802, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That 1.7 percent drop was mostly due to a decline in deaths involving pain pills, which decreased by 13 percent, from 14,495 to 12,552.

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May 2020