Drugs killed almost 72,000 people last year, a record

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(Worthy News) - More people than ever are dying from drug overdoses, with death tolls surpassing 72,000 in 2017, according to preliminary data out Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The latest data, which won't be finalized until the end of this year, show that deaths from drug overdoses continue to rise, surpassing the record 63,632 deaths in 2016. The trend is a sign that public health officials are struggling in their efforts reduce death tolls amid the scourge of highly addictive, deadly opioids.

The increases in drug overdoses are largely propelled by opioids, which caused roughly 40,000 overdoses. Of these, 30,000 were from fentanyl, an opioid 50 times more potent than heroin. Fentanyl is made with chemicals in a lab, while heroin is made from the poppy plant. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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  1. There is a WAY to reduce, drastically, the numbers of deaths and drugs and crimes in general, but, who wants what GOD has commanded for nations to do. I mean, PRAY, STUDY the (KJV) Bible, and "See" the 10 Commandments in the halls and on the wlls of schools and justice. But, this is not acceptable, for if they see these Commandments then children/people everywhere might see and obey these laws, and that is not the objective. (words to that effect when they (the S.Court)took the 10 Commandments down! 1 Thes 5:17/2 Tim 2:15 KJV (ONLY) I hate what was done in 1962-3, 1970 just because one woman, one child did not want to pray etc this nation takes a nose dive and is about to crumble! That's "Apartied" and corrupt! Psalms 11:3 KJV

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