News Article

October 23rd 2017

8 Startups Fighting America’s Opioid Epidemic

From 2001 to 2015, the number of Americans who died from overdosing on opioids–the addictive painkilling narcotics made from opium or its chemical analogs–more than quadrupled, to 22,589, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths from the illicit and powerful opioid heroin increased more than sevenfold over that span, to nearly¬†than 13,000.