1. New study suggests the U.S. is suffering from multiple opioid epidemics

    New study suggests the U.S. is suffering from multiple opioid epidemics

    A study by Iowa State University claims instead of one big epidemic, the United States is suffering from multiple simultaneous opioid epidemics.

    The study analyzed different counties from all across the country and found regional differences in the kind of opioids that cause the most overdose deaths, and considered that these differences should lead to policymakers considering varying strategies to address the epidemics.

    Because the opioid epidemics occur in different regions of the country, the study illustrates that there needs to be different policy responses for each of the different epidemics.

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