German Lopez

Vox

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German Lopez is a senior reporter at VOX. He covers race, crime, guns, drugs, and LGBTQ issues.

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More than 70,000 people died in the U.S. from drug overdoses in 2017. More than two-thirds of them involved opioids. The numbers from 2018 appear to be just as bad.

Some California ERs treat drug addiction like any other disease

More than 70,000 people died in the U.S. from drug overdoses in 2017. More than two-thirds of them involved opioids. The numbers from 2018 appear to be just as bad.

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Drug overdose become the leading cause of death in America, and President Trump has declared a "national emergency."

Opioids, doctors and drug addiction

Drug overdose become the leading cause of death in America, and President Trump has declared a "national emergency."

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