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    STAT forecast: Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 Americans in the next decade

    Updated: June 28, 2017 at 7:45 am EST  See Comments

    Opioids could kill nearly half a million people across America over the next decade as the crisis of addiction and overdose accelerates.

    Deaths from opioids have been rising sharply for years, and drug overdoses already kill more Americans under age 50 than anything else. STAT asked leading public health experts at 10 universities to forecast the arc of the epidemic over the next decade. The consensus: It will get worse before it gets better.

    There are now nearly 100 deaths a day from opioids, a swath of destruction that runs from tony New England suburbs to the farm country of California, from the beach towns of Florida to the Appalachian foothills.


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