Over 100,000 died from drug overdoses in 2021 as public policy drives people to fentanyl

In Politics by Michael Rae

New data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) confirm that over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2021, the highest level in American history. Various researchers and reporters have cited a plethora of causes, including people having less access to addiction treatment, higher levels of addiction due to “financial difficulties, mass unemployment, isolation, the fear and anxiety and uncertainty of the pandemic,” and insufficient distribution of naloxone during the pandemic. While all of these descriptions play a role in some overdose deaths, none of them are the driving cause of record overdoses. And accepting a false narrative

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