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Obama Again Presses for More Resources to Fight US Drug Abuse

President Barack Obama pledged again Tuesday to press for new federal funding to fight opioid abuse in the United States. More than 28,600 Americans died in 2014 from abuse of opioids — a class of drugs that includes both legal painkillers and illegal heroin — according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It’s important to recognize that today, we are seeing more people killed because of opioid overdose than traffic accidents,” Obama said at the National Rx Drug Abuse...

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