The number of people killed by overdose in the United States has increased by a factor of 4 since the year 2000. There are now an average of 91 opioid-related deaths each day in the United States. Bernie Sanders held an MSNBC town hall meeting in West Virginia about the opioid epidemic that was televised on Monday March 13. At the meeting, host Chris Hayes asked those in the audience who had lost loved ones to opioids to raise their hands. In a poignant and undeniable display of the staggering cost of the crisis, nearly half of the room raised their hands. Here is a link to an article with videos of the town hall meeting and additional information.
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