According to preliminary data, drug overdoses killed nearly 72,000 Americans in 2019, a record high. Now, it appears that 2020 is on track to be even worse, as the U.S. has witnessed a startling rise in overdoses during the pandemic.
By William Brangham, Mike Fritz
The medical community has been working to provide accessible treatment for opioid use disorder to those who are in hard to reach areas. As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S., telehealth, or the use of videoconferencing, texting and mobile apps, may…
By Zoe Rohrich
The same lethal drug that has been driving the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic is also causing an historic surge in overdose deaths among cocaine users.
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
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