What Caused the Opioid Crisis?

The US is currently in the midst of an opioid crisis that has been getting worse for the past 20 years. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 47,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2017. That number includes overdoses from prescription opioids, heroin, and the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Roughly 1.7 million […]