America's Other Public Health Crisis: 100,000 Overdose Deaths : The NPR Politics Podcast More than 100,000 people died from a drug overdose in the 12-month period beginning April 2020. Despite a growing consensus that recognizes addiction as a public health problem, many effective interventions like safe consumption sites and needle exchanges are politically unpopular and legally complex.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and addiction correspondent Brian Mann.

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America's Other Public Health Crisis: 100,000 Overdose Deaths

America's Other Public Health Crisis: 100,000 Overdose Deaths

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More than 100,000 people died from a drug overdose in the 12-month period beginning April 2020. Despite a growing consensus that recognizes addiction as a public health problem, many effective interventions like safe consumption sites and needle exchanges are politically unpopular and legally complex.

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