While coverage of the country's opioid epidemic has taken a backseat to the coronavirus this year, new numbers from the CDC forecast a grim year for fatal overdoses.
, when there were 16,682 overdose deaths, 19,416 Americans died of drug overdoses between January and March of 2020.In total, the CDC estimates that there will be more than 75,500 fatal overdoses by the end of the year.White men between the ages of 25 and 64 were more likely to die of drug overdoses than other demographics.
Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images, FILEThis illustration image shows tablets of opioid painkiller Oxycodon delivered on medical prescription taken, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington, DC.This illustration image shows tablets of opioid painkiller Oxycodon delivered on medical prescription taken, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington, DC.
MORE: Gun suicide rates were rising even before the pandemic: CDCThe data are considered preliminary because drug overdose deaths often require lengthy investigations.When fatal overdoses occur, coroners and medical examiners may initially label death certificates"pending investigation" or"unknown" for the cause of death, according to the agency, and preliminary counts often underestimate the actual number of deaths.
MORE: Gun violence spike and pandemic gun-buying boom may be linked: ResearchStill, the early data does not paint a full picture of how the pandemic will affect drug overdose fatalities. For many Americans, the pandemic is synonymous with social isolation, financial stress and job loss, medical concerns or deaths among family and friends.
Obama rips into Trump's record in 2020 campaign trail debut
Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday, launching a blistering attack on Donald Trump with less than two weeks to go before the Republican president's Election Day face-off with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Heartbreaking this If only we could stop the neurolo cycle so all addictions could be “cured” rather than managed. So many non violent prisoners were released from jail due to COVID19. Many had addiction issues that could not be treated bc of early release and overcrowded rehab facilities. No insurance. No advocates. No resources. Many are now dead. My family lost one. It’s heartbreaking
Speaking of taking a backseat, how about some coverage of Turkey’s war crimes Don’t blame the drugs! Blame Trump for the COVID in the first place! Why isn't trump giving it more attention? Oh wait... he's too busy tweeting lies like a deranged mad man. The people 'laughing' at this are seriously demented....
olivierserge Because of lockdowns. So sad 😭💔. Big pharma need to be held accountable 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Prayers!
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Ex-Mexico army chief arrested in L.A. on charges of drug trafficking, money launderingFormer Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who led the country’s armed forces for six years under then-President Enrique Peña Nieto, has been arrested on drug trafficking and money laundering charges at Los Angeles International Airport. Jail him for life in isolation. I need Narco’s Mexico to explain this asap. That show writes itself. THANKS TO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. ALL OF THEM ARE GOING DOWN
Trump rally ‘VIP’ among six Chinese nationals charged with drug money launderingA Chinese national whose Instagram page features pictures of him wearing a VIP pass at a 2018 rally for Pres. Trump, is now on US soil after being charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine and laundering the illicit funds, according to court documents. Interesting, very interesting. I bet the NY POST won't mention a word about this. This paper is just Fox News of the newspaper world. The Russians are coming and they are us, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Moscow Mitch, and Rudy Guiliani in goose step with President Putin, their Insurgency Commander. Republican Senator Ben Sasse exposes Trump at this link. Criminality, corruption and financial shenanigans. Of course he’s associated with trump.
HHS lawyer: Trump’s drug cards could violate election lawThe health department’s top lawyer is warning in an internal memo that President Donald Trump's plan to give seniors $200 discount cards to buy prescription drugs could violate election law Send it ...I’ll spend it and still not vote for the orange one Where is AG Barr?
As Covid-19 surges across Europe, countries fear drug shortagesSupplies of the drug remdesivir have run short more than once. But despite disappointing WHO trial results, European doctors still plan on using it - for now.
Row breaks out over WHO trial casting doubt on remdesivir as COVID-19 drugA row broke out on Friday over a World Health Organization (WHO) clinical trial which concluded that the anti-viral drug remdesivir has little or no impact on a patient's chances of surviving COVID-19.