Editorial: The opioid crisis in Illinois: How to combat drug overdoses

The United States is in the grip of a relentless, lethal epidemic. More than 70,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2017, twice as many as in 2006. Two of every three of the fatalities involved opioids — including heroin, prescription painkillers and fentanyl. It’s a devastating crisis that has been felt in both rural towns and big cities.

Here’s a link to the editorial at the Chicago Tribune.

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