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Emergency treatment for overdoses may be improvingScott Olson/Getty ImagesBy Chelsea WhyteFor the first time since 1990, the number of annual drug overdose deaths in the US has declined. The 5 per cent fall reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is almost entirely due to a drop in deaths from prescription opioid painkillers. Does this mean the opioid crisis has peaked? The early data predicts that there were 68,500 drug overdose deaths in