Opioid Death Surge Continues, Topping 30,000 Last Year

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Opioid deaths in the U.S. continued to surge last year, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015, the Washington Post Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!