Flash - US communities crumbling under an evolving addiction crisis - France 24
Of the 2,900 babies born last year in Cabell County, West Virginia, 500 had to be weaned off of opioid dependence.
In Ohio, counties are renting refrigerated trailers to store the mounting number of bodies of drug overdose victims.
In New Hampshire, hospitals have so many overdose patients they have to treat them in operating rooms and neonatal nurseries.
And in Palm Beach County, Florida, where President Donald Trump spends his weekends, 10 people died of overdoses on Friday alone, likely from a batch of heroin tainted by #fentanyl, a powerful, synthetic opioid pain medication.
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How prescription opioid producers and distributors fed the crisis is made clear by previously unreleased US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) data reported in December by the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette-Mail.
It showed that from 2007 to 2012, those companies sold 780 million opioid painkillers in West Virginia, 421 extremely addictive pills for every man, woman and child in the poor eastern state.
Every state is feeling the impact.