USA Opioid Epidemic has cost taxpayer $1 Trillion since 2001

According to a new study, the US opioid epidemic ravaging American communities has cost over $1 trillion since 2001, and may exceed another $500 billion over the next three years. The health systems research and consulting organization, Altarum examined US mortality data between 2001 and 2017. The greatest financial cost of the opioid epidemic is in lost earnings and productivity losses to employers. Early deaths and … Continue reading USA Opioid Epidemic has cost taxpayer $1 Trillion since 2001