How the Opioid Epidemic Became America’s Worst Drug Crisis Ever, in 15 Maps and Charts

VOX (03/24) – In 2015, more than 52,000 people died of drug overdoses…To understand how and why, I’ve put together a series of maps and charts that show the key elements of the epidemic — from its start through legal painkillers prescribed in droves by doctors to the recent rise of the highly potent opioid fentanyl. Read more

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