Opioid epidemic

A new forecast suggests that as many as 250 Americans a day could die from the growing epidemic of synthetic opioid overdosing by 2025; that’s 91,250 a year. Currently the rate is 100 a day.

Put it another way – that’s almost one million deaths over the next 10 years.

Drug overdoses currently kill more Americans under 50 than anything else. At the peak of the AIDS crisis in the States (the 1990s) it was killing almost 50,000 a year. Opioids are going to take many, many more.