EDITORIAL

Forecasting the opioid epidemic

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Science  04 Nov 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6312, pp. 529
DOI: 10.1126/science.aal2943

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Since 2000, almost half a million Americans have died from drug overdoses. This modern plague—largely driven by opioid addiction—degrades health, saps productivity, spawns crime, and devastates families, all at enormous societal cost. How did we get here, and what do we do now?

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