Health and Wellness : Black Americans 'Whitewashed' from Opioid Epidemic Despite Increases in Drug Deaths, Report Finds

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    The opioid epidemic has now reached black America

    There’s a common narrative told about America’s current opioid epidemic: It is, unlike many of the drug overdose crises of the past, predominantly a white epidemic.

    The newest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, complicates that story.

    White people still suffer a greater rate of overdose deaths, and, as a majority of the population, they still make up much more of the raw total of overdose deaths.

    1. The opioid epidemic has now reached black America - Vox
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      The opioid epidemic has now reached black America

      Drug overdose deaths are skyrocketing among black Americans.
      vox.com