The increase in overdoses attributable to fentanyl, an especially potent and addictive synthetic opioid, is largely responsible for the surge in fatalities.
A breakthrough pill has been approved in the United Kingdom. Americans will have to wait at least a month more.
‘A new drug being developed by Pfizer offers the possibility of nearly putting an end to deaths from COVID-19,’ says USA Today.
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U.S. drug overdose deaths reached a new high of 96,779 in the 12-month period that ended in March 2021.
U.S. efforts to suppress opium production in Afghanistan have failed, economists argue.
More fentanyl was seized in June 2021 than in the last three Junes combined.
New CDC data suggest that at least 93,000 Americans died as a result of drug overdose in 2020, most of which were due to opioids.
2020 also saw the largest increase in the number of overdose deaths since 1999.