My medical blog has a link about the opioid epidemic:
Summary: Blame China (and Mexico) And the culture that encourages a young person to think it's normal to buy a pill from a known pusher to get high.
(where are the churches on this? Never mind. too busy preaching mercy for sociopaths than preaching ethics.)
(and blame all the banks etc who launder drug money that enables these drug cartels).
]another review: Rabies is still with us.