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An opioid epidemic

Print edition : November 24, 2017

Paramedics and firefighters treat a young man found unresponsive on a pavement after overdosing on opioids in Everett, Massachusetts, on August 23. Photo: BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS

Addiction to opioids, prescription painkillers, has resulted in a medical emergency in the United States. Opioid overdose claims 175 Americans each day with powerful pharmaceutical companies promoting their sales.
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