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Opioid epidemic in the United States: 130 Dead each day

In the United States decreases the average life expectancy. Blame it on the Opioid epidemic, many Americans are addicted to painkillers. Today, President Trump wants to submit a new Plan.

Peggy McKissen was a loving mother, says her son, Dustin. But then after a knee injury, prescribed the doctor said the Opioid-containing pain relievers OxyContin of the pharmaceutical company Purdue - and-repeatedly and in large quantities: "The doctor, the Mediterranean was safe," recalls Dustin McKissen in the channel NBC, "taking absolutely okay."

But Peggy Mc pillow was dependent on the pain pills. In 2014, she died of a drug Overdose.

as Dustin's mother, many Opioid Addicts in the United States. And since then, the Doctors prescribe the opioids were far more cautious, moved a lot of addicts on Heroin, there are in many US cities, for ten dollars the bag, or on the synthetic Fentanyl, which comes from China, and 50 Times as strong as Heroin is.

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Alone in 2017 to 48,000 Americans died of the consequences of their Opioid Addiction - every day, 130 Deaths - more than in road transport or by firearms are killed. The Opioid epidemic is now the most common cause of death in Americans under 50. And it is the main reason why the average life expectancy in the United States for three years, has dropped.

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