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Americans are hoarding a ‘massive’ black market supply of opioids

The statistics are startling….

  • There are as many as 200 million opioid prescriptions written each year.
  • As many as 92 percent of patients don’t use their entire prescription.
  • Only 10 percent dispose of the drugs properly.
  • The lack of effective painkiller disposal contributed to a doubling of opioid overdose deaths in 2016, even as the issue received national attention from the press and politicians.

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