Posted inRural Health

In rural America, deadly costs of opioids outweigh the dollars tagged to address them

By Aneri Pattani and Rae Ellen Bichell Kaiser Health News Tim Buck knows by heart how many people died from drug overdoses in his North Carolina county last year: 10. The year before it was 12 — an all-time high. Those losses reverberate deeply in rural Pamlico County, a tightknit community of 12,000 on the state’s eastern […]