By Sy Mukherjee
December 13, 2018

Happy hump day, readers.

It’s a busy week, but I wanted to highlight a piece from my colleague Erin Corbett on the latest, disconcerting data regarding the opioid addiction epidemic.

“According to the [Centers for Disease Control’s] National Center for Health Statistics, drug overdoses involving fentanyl increased by 113% each year between 2013 and 2016. The drug was involved in nearly 29% of all reported overdose deaths in 2016, a huge jump from just 4% five years earlier. At that point, oxycodone was the most common drug in overdoses, at 13%,” Erin writes.

Read on for the day’s news.

Sy Mukherjee
@the_sy_guy
sayak.mukherjee@fortune.com

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