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Nearly 80K Americans 55+ Overdose Between 1999-2019

Clip: 01/13/2022 | 6m 37s | Video has closed captioning.

Over the 20 years to 2019, the number of Americans 55 and older who died from an opioid overdose surged 1,886% from a little over 500 deaths in 1999 to more than ten thousand deaths two decades later.

Aired: 01/13/22

Rating: NR

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