The New Opiate Epidemic

Publication date: 
February, 2016
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The Century Foundation
Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than car accidents—and most of those overdoses are from opiates.
 
In his latest report, The New Opiate Epidemic, TCF senior fellow Patrick Radden Keefe follows the evolution of opiate addiction in America.
 
When it comes to the current opiate epidemic, argues Keefe, multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical companies may share a considerable degree of moral culpability. Ultimately, these companies have one thing in common with heroin dealers: selling drugs that are abused by addicts.
 
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