The growing rate of opioid overdose epidemic could be caused by the racial stereotypes according to experts. Because of the stereotype, doctors tend to be more strict to black patients in giving opioid prescription to ease pain than to white patients. It then leads to the drug addictions among more white Americans.
A powerful type of opioid painkillers and Heroin are the leading causes of drug overdose in the US, according to new federal statistics. Yahoo News reported that opioid painkillers have long been the leading reasons for overdose deaths in the US, but cases of death with heroin use have recently grown.