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The Opioid Epidemic, and More from CRS

06.12.18 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The annual number of drug overdose deaths in the United States involving opioids has more than quadrupled since 1999, a new report from the Congressional Research Service notes.

“CDC estimates that in 2016, more than 63,000 people died from a drug overdose, and more than 42,000 of these deaths involved prescription or illicit opioids.” See The Opioid Epidemic and the Food and Drug Administration: Legal Authorities and Recent Agency Action, June 5, 2018.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Increase in Illicit Fentanyl Overdose Deaths, CRS Insight, June 6, 2018

Capital Markets, Securities Offerings, and Related Policy Issues, June 8, 2018

The Rise and Decline of the Alien Tort Statute, CRS Legal Sidebar, June 6, 2018

Intelligence Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Evaluation Process (IPPBE), CRS In Focus, May 30, 2018

Recent Trends in Active-Duty Military Deaths, CRS In Focus, June 1, 2018

Expedited Citizenship through Military Service, CRS In Focus, May 11, 2018

Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations, updated June 7, 2018

Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs: FY2019 Budget and Appropriations, updated June 8, 2018

How to Develop and Write a Grant Proposal, updated June 7, 2018

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