There's much more the U.S. authorities could do to reduce opioid deaths

Among the key factors behind the mounting opioid crisis in the United States are the greed of the big pharmaceuticals companies and the readiness of hospitals to prescribe the drugs. This has led to more U.S. citizens developing a dependence on opioids. Making the crisis even worse is the U.S. government's failure to provide effective treatment for addicts.

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