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AMERICA'S OPIOID CRISIS

1.3m Americans need hospital care for opioid

Figures likely to keep rising if epidemic continues unabated; Maryland tops national list for inpatient care: research agency

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"We see overdoses in all ethnic groups, in all Zip codes." - Leana Wen, Baltimore City's health commissioner

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The top 10 states with the highest rate of opioid-related hospital admissions in 2014 were, in addition to Maryland and Massachusetts: Rhode Island, New York, West Virginia, Connecticut, Washington, Oregon, Illinois and Maine.

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The top 10 states with the highest rate of opioid-related hospital admissions in 2014 were, in addition to Maryland and Massachusetts: Rhode Island, New York, West Virginia, Connecticut, Washington, Oregon, Illinois and Maine.

Washington

THE coast-to-coast opioid epidemic is swamping hospitals, with government data showing 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year.

The 2014 numbers, the latest available for every state and the District of Columbia,

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