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Dr. Casey Harbine discusses the opioid epidemic that has been gripping Montana and the rest of the country during the Dec. 13 edition of Morning Rounds.
The US Centers for Disease Control has more information on the opioid crisis on their website, including the following:
Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid.1 Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled.2 From 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.