Maine Monitor cites Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center data about opioid overdoses

In an article about Mainers receiving $235 million in settlements from companies that fueled the opioid epidemic, The Maine Monitor cited information from the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center about overdoses. The reports from the center show that in 1997, just one year after OxyContin came on the market, 30 people in Maine died from a pharmaceutical drug overdose, 16 involving opioids; this April alone there were nearly 800 fatal and nonfatal overdoses in Maine. The Bangor Daily News news shared the Maine Monitor report.