How many people are on drugs in the United States?
The government says it has no idea.
The drugs are used to treat a wide range of conditions, including asthma, migraines, sleep disorders and pain.
But in the last decade, there have been hundreds of deaths from opioid overdoses, including more than 3,000 in 2015.
That includes a man who overdosed on OxyContin and died in a hospital bed in January.
More than 4,000 people died in 2016 from overdoses, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There are no clear answers about how many people have died from prescription opioids, but experts say that many of them were prescribed them by doctors who were in treatment or addicted.
Opioids are addictive, and many doctors are not trained to recognize when they are overprescribing, said John Lichtman, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and co-director of the opioid program at Yale University.
Lichtmen and others said that the CDC and other health organizations should be monitoring for the use of prescription opioids.
They have been tracking how often doctors use the drugs and whether doctors are getting them on schedule.
Experts say they can only do that if doctors and other medical personnel know how to spot a problem before it escalates.
Some people get addicted to opioids, Lichtmans and other experts say, because of what they have been told and what they hear from family members.
The CDC’s latest statistics show there were 1,897 people who died from opioid-related causes in 2015, including 2,737 deaths from prescription opioid overdoses.
In 2016, there were 4,069 deaths from drug overdoses, up from 1,933 in 2015 and up by almost 40 percent since 2010.
A similar rise has occurred in deaths from other drugs, including heroin and methadone.
More people die from opioids than from other causes, according the CDC.
But the CDC’s figures show that the vast majority of deaths were from the use and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers.
Opium is typically prescribed to treat chronic pain.
It is used for pain and muscle spasms in chronic pain conditions such as arthritis and cancer.
The government has said that it has seen no increase in the number of people using opioids to treat these conditions.
Lachlan Markay, a senior research associate at the Yale School of Public Health, said it is difficult to know how many of those who died were opioid addicts because many deaths are under-reported.
He said that researchers have found many people who have died of other drugs are still alive and doing well, and so it is important to know more about them.
But he said he thinks it is clear that the drug is not getting safer and that there are more people dying from opioid use than from the other causes of death.
Lischman, who has studied prescription opioids for 30 years, said the CDC data may be inaccurate.
For one thing, he said, there is a large body of evidence that shows people who use prescription opioids are often addicted to them.
He noted that there have also been a number of studies that show people who take opioids for anxiety and depression may be more likely to die from those conditions than people who don’t.
“If you have a bunch of people who are addicted to a drug and it is not going to get them off of that drug, why would you prescribe that drug?”
There is also the fact that people who overdose can be prescribed opioids, which can be extremely dangerous.
The most common opioid overdose is a combination of prescription and heroin, according a report from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The DEA report, titled “Drug Abuse and Deaths in the U.P.,” found that heroin and other drugs were responsible for the deaths of more than 7.3 million people between 2007 and 2014.
Deaths from prescription and illicit opioids are also rising.
A CDC study released in March found that the number and severity of overdose deaths have increased since 2009, when the U,S.
became the first country to allow for prescription opioids to be prescribed to people with certain medical conditions.
It said people with severe pain and a history of chronic pain were especially vulnerable to overdoses because their doctors may prescribe opioids to them without them realizing they have them.
That report also noted that people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes were particularly vulnerable to prescription opioids and other medications.
Lichlans findings also came at a time when the opioid crisis has been exacerbated by new restrictions on opioids in the medical market.
The Trump administration announced in March that it would end a policy that allowed Medicare to pay doctors up to 80 percent of the cost of opioids prescribed by Medicare, and the Trump administration has proposed limits on the number that doctors can prescribe.
Doctors have also begun using newer prescription opioid medicines, including methadones and bu