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Print Opioids could kill nearly half a million people across America over the next decade as the crisis of addiction and overdose accelerates. Deaths from opioids have been rising sharply for years, and drug overdoses already kill more Americans under age 50 than anything else.
STAT asked leading public health experts at 10 universities to forecast the arc of the epidemic over the next decade. It will get worse before it gets better. There are now nearly deaths a day from opioids, a swath of destruction that runs from tony New England suburbs to the farm country of California, from the beach towns of Florida to the Appalachian foothills.
If that prediction proves accurate, the death toll over the next decade could topThe deep cuts to Medicaid now being debated in Congress could add to the desperation by leaving millions of low-income adults without insurance, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
The average toll across all 10 forecasts: Beyond the immeasurable pain to families, the overdoses will cost the U. Hover over each forecast for more detail. Drag the slider to see change over time. People are dying on public buses and inside fast-food restaurants.
A mom in Lawrence, Mass. A grandmother in East Liverpool, Ohio, slumped in the front seat of an idling car, turning blue, while a toddler in dinosaur pajamas sat in the back. There are so many deaths, some coroners are running out of room for bodies.
The most recent national statistics count more than 33, opioid-related deaths across the U. Many victims are young, often in their 20s or 30s. Increasingly, many are white. But the plague touches all demographics: On this, all the experts agree: Worst case scenario Scenario 1: The opioid deaths forecast for is 93, This curve assumes total drug overdoses climb at the same rate they have for decades.
But experts say reaching that level would require a major public investment in evidence-based treatment options and a concerted push among medical providers to control pain with non-narcotic therapies before trying prescription opioids.
Right now the U. President Trump, who has vowed to make opioids a priority, has appointed a commission led by New Jersey Gov.
Best case scenario Scenario The opioid deaths forecast for is 21, The result are staggering: Opioid prescriptions nearly tripled between and It has been abundantly clear in recent years that such prescriptions can be dangerous.
From tothe rate of opioid-related emergency department visits nearly doubled, according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Michael Barnett, assistant professor of health policy and management at Harvard University, said.
The number of privately insured patients diagnosed with opioid dependence increased nearly sixfold in just five years, according to data compiled by Amino, a health care data analytics company. Inonlysuch patients had an opioid dependency diagnosis. Bythat number was 1. Sign up for our Daily Recap newsletter Please enter a valid email address.
Desperate to keep feeding their cravings and avoid the anguish of withdrawalpeople from all walks of life — soccer moms in Vermont, C-suite execs in California, college-bound kids in West Virginia — began to shift from prescription pills to heroin, which was more potent and had become far cheaper, thanks to heightened drug trafficking into the U.
Two years ago, heroin deaths surpassed the toll from prescription opioids for first time this millennium, according to the Washington Post. People are switching from legal prescription meds, rightly or wrongly prescribed, to heroin. Between anddeaths linked to these potent opioids tripled to more than 9, The drugs can be so deadly, the U.But Clinton and Trump could be on to something.
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More than half of older Americans are expected to keep working past the traditional retirement age of 65, according to a recent survey. The reasons vary: some can’t afford to retire while others prefer to stay active.
SIXTY-FIVE PLUS IN THE UNITED STATES May Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. America's elderly population is now growing at a moderate pace. Fifty million Baby Boomers will soon explode the number of older Americans seeking supportive household products and residential environments.
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