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Between 1999 and 2019, more than 800,000 people have died from drug overdoses in the United States. We found that in recent years, most states have enacted Good Samaritan laws to help reduce overdose deaths and respond to opioid overdoses.
This report updates our oversight of federal actions to support public health, individuals, and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Findings include:
There have been shortages of personal protective equipment and testing supplies because very few of them are made in the U.S.