Cost of US opioid crisis exceeds $1T since 2001: 3 insights

(By Brian Zimmerman for Becker’s Hospital Review)

The nation’s ongoing opioid overdose and addiction crisis cost the U.S. economy more than $1 trillion from 2001 to 2017. The epidemic is poised to cost the nation an additional $500 billion by 2020, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the healthcare research and consulting organization Altarum. Continue reading article here…

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