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March 14, 2019 – “The opioid crisis is a national emergency that calls for bold leadership and big ideas,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “We hope our work in places like Michigan and Pennsylvania spares more families the heartbreak of losing a loved one to opioid addiction or overdose.”

In 2016, there were 1,762 opioid-related overdose deaths­­­ in Michigan and that number grew to 2,003 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control, which ranks Michigan as the 13th state in the nation for opioid deaths. Drug overdoses from all drugs left 2,694 Michiganders dead in 2017.

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