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Is Britain heading for an opioid crisis?

12 February 2022

9:00 AM

12 February 2022

9:00 AM

Almost everyone here that I’ve spoken to about it assumes that the opioid crisis in the United States won’t ever come to the UK. Yes, the problem there is accelerating. Drug overdose deaths in America are now at more than 100,000 a year. A few days ago the Lancet predicted 1.2

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