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The opioid epidemic is spreading. Here’s the story so far

A large field of poppies grows on the outskirts of Jelawar village in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar April 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Bob Strong  (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY)

The US has 5% of the world’s population and 80% of the world’s opioid use. Image: REUTERS/Bob Strong

Blair Smith
Head of Population Health Sciences Division, Professor of Population Science, University of Dundee
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