PUB­LIC HEALTH

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The sheer scope of the opi­oid cri­sis—

as well as the geo­graphic and de­mo­graphic changes in the kinds of peo­ple af­fected—pro­pelled a land­mark pol­icy shift to­ward treat­ing ad­dic­tion as an ill­ness rather than a crime. 2016 may also be re­mem­bered as the year that Zika landed in the U.S. and Congress failed to de­liver fund­ing to fight the virus un­til Septem­ber.

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