Opioid Overdose Increase Part of MO’s Foster Care Rise

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Last year more than 650 people died from opioid overdoses in the St. Louis region, more than four times the number in 2007. The epidemic is also measured in delivery rooms of Missouri hospitals, which have seen more than a fivefold increase in the number of infants born with symptoms of opioid withdrawal in the past 10 years, according to the Missouri Hospital Association, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!