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Why aren’t slots for opioid treatment filled? City tries to turn the tide. | Editorial

The opioid crisis continues to shock with its persistence and casualties. Last year, about 1,100 people died of overdose in the city.

One fact that should bring people to a standstill — if only for a minute — is this: The Department of Public Health recently estimated that between 50,000 and 100,000 people in Philadelphia use heroin. That doesn’t even cover those misusing prescription opioids and other drugs.

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