What’s happening in the opioid crisis?

What’s happening in the opioid crisis?

November 2, 2021 Comments Off on What’s happening in the opioid crisis? By admin

On the heels of a new opioid overdose death, it’s worth asking why the crisis is occurring at all.

The latest update on the opioid epidemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says:The CDC says a surge in the use of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that has no approved medical use, has created an unprecedented opioid crisis.

In a statement, the CDC said fentanyl is the most commonly used synthetic opioid in the United States, and that its use has been driven by a shift in how it’s being produced, sold, and consumed.

Fentanyl has become the most widely used synthetic drug in the U.S. since the drug was first discovered in the 1980s.

Its abuse is increasing, with some states reporting an increase of nearly 40 percent from 2016 to 2021.

The CDC added that fentanyl was first identified in California in 2014 and was widely distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania in that time.

The drug was then marketed as a pain reliever and became more widely available in other states.

The new report says that, despite the increased use, the number of deaths and overdoses from the drug has not increased as quickly as the number from other opioids.

In fact, it says that the number has dropped slightly in the last two years.

It said the number in 2021 was about the same as it was in 2015, before the surge in fentanyl was noticed.

The opioid crisis is now spreading throughout the country, including in some states where it is still largely under control.

According to the CDC, the U,S.

has more than 11 million heroin users, but the number is growing.

It says the rate of heroin use has also increased in states like Michigan and Wisconsin, where the use is much more prevalent.

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