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Rural America deserves real solutions to opioid epidemic

 

January 19, 2023

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Between July of 2021 and June of 2022, more than 107,000 Americans tragically died from a drug overdose, cementing opioids as the leading cause of death among people ages 18 to 45 in the United States.

In Iowa alone, 210 lives were lost to these drugs in 2020. These individuals are not just statistics; they are parents, siblings, husbands, wives, grandchildren, friends, and loved ones. As a matter of public health and community safety, it is incumbent upon our leaders to implement targeted policies that reverse this alarming trend and save families the heartache of prematurely burying a lov...



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