Medication Disposal Linked to the Opioid Epidemic in America

  It is no secret that there is a vast ongoing opioid epidemic in America. The CDC claims that more than 932,000 people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose. Nearly 75% of drug overdose deaths in 2020 involved an opioid. Opioids are substances that work in the body's nervous system or in specific receptors in the brain to reduce pain intensity.   According to the CDC, prescription opioids are often used to treat chronic ...
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