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The American Health Podcast is created by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Initiative works to tackle some of the most pressing challenges to public health in the United States: Addiction and Overdose, Environmental Challenges, Obesity and the Food System, Risks to Adolescent Health and Violence. Visit to learn more.

Feb 23, 2018

In 2016, more than 42,000 people in the United States died from opioid overdoses. A host of complex social, structural and drug-related factors have contributed to the overdose epidemic, but one of the primary factors in recent years is the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Officials are focused on a variety of efforts to...