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Increased Regulation Unlikely To Prevent Drug-Related Deaths

Increased drug control is unlikely to prevent drug-related deaths, potentially because individuals who are abusing prescription opioids move to heroin and cocaine when medications become more difficult to acquire. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there has been an increase in drug overdose deaths from 6.1 per 100,000 in 1999 to 16.3 per 100,000 in 2015, as regulatory tendencies and anti-drug rhetoric increase. Read more here.

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