NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Recovering drug users, activists and social service providers hold a morning rally calling for "bolder political action" with the overdose epidemic outside of the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo on August 17, 2017 in New York City. According to the latest data available from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 35,000 people across America died of heroin or opioid overdoses in 2015.
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Recovering drug users, activists and social service providers hold a morning rally calling for "bolder political action" with the overdose epidemic outside of the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo on August 17, 2017 in New York City. According to the latest data available from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 35,000 people across America died of heroin or opioid overdoses in 2015. Spencer Platt Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Recovering drug users, activists and social service providers hold a morning rally calling for "bolder political action" with the overdose epidemic outside of the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo on August 17, 2017 in New York City. According to the latest data available from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 35,000 people across America died of heroin or opioid overdoses in 2015. Spencer Platt Getty Images

Record drug overdose death numbers beg action

August 20, 2017 9:00 AM