President Donald Trump has made combating opioid addiction the top priority of his administration, but a recent surge in opioid overdose deaths has raised questions about how well the federal government is doing.
A recent study released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the U,S.
has the second highest opioid overdose death rate in the world.
The CDC reported that more than 1,000 people died of an opioid overdose last year.
The numbers do not include those who died from accidental overdoses.
According to the report, a total of 2,097 deaths were reported by the United States in 2015.
This number was a sharp jump from the year before, when 2,018 people died.