Opioids and Heroin: A New Look at Some Old (and Not So Old) DrugsLast Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018
On September 18, 2018 the DEA Museum hosted a panel discussion on “Opioids and Heroin: A New Look at Some Old (and Not So Old) Drugs.”
Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, eclipsing deaths from motor vehicle crashes or firearms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were nearly 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016, or approximately 174 per day. Over 42,249 (66 percent) of these deaths involved opioids. CDC’s preliminary data estimates more than 74,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017.
Experts in the opioid epidemic and the heroin threat discussed the crisis of opioid addiction and overdose. Watch below.
Past DEA Museum Lectures