Far too many Americans are dying from preventable causes, and each time we make progress it seems like new problems appear. Take the case of opioid overdoses. As we are beginning to get a handle on misuse of prescription opioids, fentanyl and synthetic opioids have come to the fore. Two decades ago, they were linked to fewer than 1,000 deaths each year. In 2017, fentanyl and synthetic opioids killed more than 28,000 Americans.
Read the entire op-ed by Ben Miller and John Auerbach here.