Opioids now kill more people than breast cancer, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics. In 2016 alone, 42,249 U.S. drug fatalities – 66 percent of the total – involved opioids, the report says. That’s over a thousand more than the 41,070 Americans who die from breast cancer every year.

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