Send me an Email or message on Twitter

Visualizing Prescription Painkiller Deaths

America is currently gripped in an opioid epidemic, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. Big numbers are hard to visualize, this website aims to overcome that.

It should be noted this data only concerns prescription opioid deaths - heroin or other drug deaths are not included.

Learn More

In the US people die daily abusing prescription painkillers

We're losing the equivelant of an Airbus A320 full of Americans every days

That would be plane crashes this year to date

Americans have died so far in

more will die before the year is out. That's over 20k unnecessary deaths...

... and plane # has already departed.