The numbers show an average of 91 opioid overdose deaths per day in America.
"The number of overdose deaths involving opioids has quadrupled since 1999," the CDC reported. Heroin-related overdose deaths were up 21 percent from 2014 to 2015.
The CDC has created a a page on its website devoted to helping medical providers fight the opioid overdose epidemic. It has also launched a mobile app for those who write prescriptions, and it includes an MME calculator.