Kentucky is birthing babies in opioid withdrawal at 3 times the national average, with neonatal abstinence syndrome up 6,000% since 2009.  

In April 2016, the opioid epidemic had already killed over 200,000 people when Congress passed a bill that significantly restricted DEA oversight to shut down shady prescription drug distribution practices.  

Drug overdose deaths account for a 3-and-1/2-month drop in American life expectancy, according to a new CDC analysis of life-expectancy trends between 2000 and 2015.

An online course on opioid abuse treatment and prevention, offered by Harvard Medical School, has gained thousands of enrollees from over 100 countries in less than a month.