Video: Painkillers Now Kill More Americans Than Any Illegal Drug

Over the last few years, we have blogged about the drug epidemic consuming the country. What’s worse, is that the epidemic isn’t just illicit drugs, but more-so legal prescription painkillers. Whether it was the pain pill epidemic, opioid overdose after opioid overdose, or a CDC campaign seeking to curb overdose deaths, it is clear an opioid epidemic is running rampant in America.

Vox’s George Lopez has created a video, “Painkillers Now Kill More Americans than any Illegal Drug.” In the video, he discusses his take on how opioid painkillers became an epidemic. The video graphically narrates data and statistics on opioids and overdoses.