“The spike in deaths was driven by the increased presence of the dangerous opioid fentanyl into the illicit drug market in the US, along with increased isolation among people who use drugs and overwhelmed public health agencies during the pandemic.” More People Than Ever Died Of Drug Overdoses In The US In 2020.

+ “Though they are widely reviled for profiting from a public health crisis that has resulted in the death of half a million Americans, they have used their money and influence to play our system like a harp. It is hardly news that our society treats people like Darnell Washington with sledgehammer vengeance, and people like the Sacklers with velvet gloves.” Patrick Radden Keefe in the NYT (free gift article for ND readers): This Is What Billionaire Justice Looks Like.