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Old 29 August 2017, 05:43 PM
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From this article
Because his staff covers one-fifth of Ohio, he estimates that the state will see 10,000 overdoses by the end of 2017 — more than were recorded in the entire United States in 1990.
Just overdose numbers, but nothing about whether the drug was prescribed or not.

Same soundbites, different article.

More blowing it out of proportion? In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

Interestingly enough the opioid epidemic isn't getting a lot of coverage here. I mentioned something to my coworkers about an article I read about the epidemic, and most hadn't heard anything about nor did they know, or ever knew, any users, as it seems to be less common here. At least in small town Switzerland, especially after the cleaning up the needle parks in cities such as Zurich. There are users, but they seem to be better taken care of, and maybe they aren't getting the high octane stuff here.
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