Drug Take Back Day

FILE - This Aug. 29, 2018, file photo shows an arrangement of prescription oxycodone pills in New York. U.S. health officials Tuesday, April 9. 2019, warned doctors not to abruptly stop prescribing opioid painkillers to patients who are taking them for chronic pain ailments, such as backaches.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

The DEA keeps an eye on a problem that predated the pandemic, and will be here long after

Sometimes forgotten during the pandemic is that drug overdose deaths have continued to rise – to record levels.

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