Fatalities related to opioids, alcohol, and suicide caused death rates for middle-aged white Americans to surge, in contrast to declining rates in other groups.
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Noting that more Americans die each year from overdoses than from car accidents, Obama announced efforts experts say will modestly impact the opioid addiction epidemic.
Doctors treating young cancer patients praised the decision, the governor of Vermont was “horrified,” and addiction experts expressed deep concern.
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