"This is a poisoning": Federal government and advocates seek new ways to combat drug overdose crisis

Posted on AllSides May 5th, 2022
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Drug overdoses and deaths in the United States are skyrocketing, so states and the federal government are coming up with new ways to combat the crisis. Drug overdose deaths topped 100,000 during the 12-month period ending April 2021 — an increase of more than 28% from the year before.

Jaime Puerta's son, Daniel, was just 16 years old when he died of an overdose in 2020.

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