A story in today’s Wall Street Journal caught my eye: “Prescription for Addiction.” The money graf corroborates a story we have seen here before.

The U.S. spends about $15 billion a year fighting illegal drugs, often on foreign soil. But America’s deadliest drug epidemic begins and ends at home. More than 15,000 Americans now die annually after overdosing on prescription painkillers called opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—more than from heroin, cocaine and all other illegal drugs combined.

One wonders how many of these deaths are really accidents.

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