America’s Opioid Epidemic is Worsening

From The Data Team at The Economist

In 2016 fatal overdoses increased by 26% in Connecticut, 35% in Delaware, and 39% in Maine. During the first three quarters of 2016, deadly overdoses in Maryland jumped by a whopping 62%, prompting the state’s governor to declare an official state of emergency.

The Economist: America’s Opioid Epidemic is Worsening