C&EN - The Opioid Epidemic Preview

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In the U.S in 2015, opioid overdoses were responsible for over 33,000 deaths. In this month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News, we take a look at the chemicals behind this surge in overdose deaths, and the treatments currently available to reverse opioid overdose and addiction. View the full graphic on the C&EN site.

Particular thanks goes to Kevin G. Shanks, the Senior Forensic toxicologist at AXIS Forensic Toxicology, for his help in providing information for this graphic.

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