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PBS NewsHour | Clip | How the pandemic is complicating America's addiction crisis

According to preliminary data, drug overdoses killed nearly 72,000 Americans in 2019, a record high. Now, it appears that 2020 is on track to be even worse, as the U.S. has witnessed a startling rise in overdoses during the pandemic. William Brangham reports on how increased isolation, economic uncertainty and reduced access to care have exacerbated American addiction -- with deadly consequences.

0:09:29 | AIRED: 7/22/2020 |
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