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It’s been declared a public health emergency in the U.S., claiming 130 lives every day. And with more than 11.4 million people abusing prescription opioids, and hundreds of thousands turning to heroin for the first time, this is a crisis that is grappling an entire nation. The devastating consequences of opioid misuse, and the fight to curtail an epidemic with no clear end, are challenging a United States shaken by a problem that’s devastating communities large and small.