Essays on Opioids

the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The use of prescription and illicit drugs has skyrocketed and has become a major concern in the public eye. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids, both prescription synthetic opioids, and heroin, has quadrupled since 1999. Coinciding with this increase, the sale of prescription opioids nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014. Opioids such as; morphine, oxycontin, heroin, and fentanyl are used to treat severe pain. They are prescribed daily by doctors,…...
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