New York Times - The United States is in the midst of at least two plagues with much in common.
One is gun-fueled mass murder; the other is addiction to opioids — pain pills, heroin, fentanyl.
Both are uniquely American afflictions, killing in alarming numbers. Both are revved in part by commercial interests and in part by the collapse of community in American culture. Both persist because of the erroneous belief that there’s an easy answer to these complicated problems.
Above all, both are about supply.