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By Dr. Raj Gupta
Special to Valley News 

One nation overdosed, understanding America's opioid crisis and pain-pill addiction


Last updated 4/19/2018 at 5:52pm

Each time the American people think the nation’s opioid crisis can’t get any worse – it gets worse.

In 2016, 42,249 people died from opioid overdoses, which comes to 116 deaths every day, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, 11.5 million people misused opioids. 

But, in a nation that takes so many prescription medications, perhaps no one should be surprised. And one underlying cause of the opioid crisis could be the way people take care of – or fail to take care of – their bodies.

There’s a reason why Americans feel that the a...

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