Overdose deaths in America set unprecedented numbers in 2016. More than 50,000 Americans lost their lives to an overdose last year. Heroin killed nearly 13,000, which is more than all people killed in gun related homicides. In all opioids claimed nearly 35,000 lives. That is higher than the number of people killed in cars.

People are dying from street drugs and prescription drugs. The nation is so damned high that they are dropping dead all over the place. It seems the more liberal approach to drug use is creating tragic results.

The question is what to do about it?

Should prescriptions be further restricted to help stop the epidemic of drug abuse and death?

This is a major problem that is sweeping across the nation and leaving scores of broken families and fresh graves behind. It is time to deal with the challenge head on and curb the menace.