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New York Lawmakers Strip Cuomo's Power To Issue New Emergency Orders During Pandemic

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Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say fatal drug overdoses nationwide surged roughly 20% during the pandemic, killing more than 83,000 people in 2020. A growing body of research suggests Black Americans have suffered the heaviest toll. Jamiel Law for NPR hide caption

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Drug Overdose Deaths Surge Among Black Americans During Pandemic

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This 2017 photo shows a slogan is on the storefront of Journey, a former substance abuse treatment center, in Lake Worth, Fla. Now closed, it was one of two centers owned by Kenneth Chatman, who is now serving a 27-year federal prison sentence for health care fraud and money laundering convictions. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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As Addiction Deaths Surge, Profit-Driven Rehab Industry Faces 'Severe Ethical Crisis'

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A video shows officers shoving an older man during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in June 2020 in Buffalo, N.Y. Mike Desmond/WBFO via AP hide caption

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People wait in line to enter a COVID-19 vaccination site at Yankee Stadium on Friday in the Bronx borough of New York City. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The global business consulting firm McKinsey & Company has agreed to a $573 million settlement over its role in the opioid crisis. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Consulting Giant McKinsey To Settle States' Opioid Claims For $573 Million

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President Biden speaks about the coronavirus pandemic in the State Dining Room of the White House on Tuesday. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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With Biden Team Focused On Other Crises, Experts Say Drug Epidemic Is Exploding

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Families of COVID-19 victims who died in New York nursing homes gather in front of the Cobble Hill Heath Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City in October. A report issued Thursday by New York's state attorney general says health officials undercounted nursing home deaths by as much as 50%. Yuki Iwamura/AP hide caption

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Biden Administration Criticized For Delay In Tackling Opioid Crisis

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In New York, Some Pro-Trump Conservatives Ready For Fresh Start With Biden

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State Capitals Strengthen Security Ahead Of Inauguration Day

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The Trump administration's decision to relax rules regarding the prescription of buprenorphine comes as record-level drug overdose deaths occurred in the U.S. in the 12 months ending in June 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Will Let More Doctors Prescribe Drug To Fight Opioid Addiction

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