The Drug Enforcement Administration said on Thursday it had temporarily categorized a synthetic opioid nicknamed “pink” as a dangerous drug, after receiving at least 46 reports of deaths associated with its use.

The abuse of opioids – a class of drugs that includes heroin and prescription painkillers – has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 78 Americans die every day from opioid overdose.

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