Opioid Epidemic: The U.S. lost over $500 billion in 2015

The United States of America lost $504 billion to opioid use in 2015, a record which the White House Council of Economic Advisers said is six times higher than the previous years. According to a report from The Associated Press, a 2016 study found that prescription opioid overdoes, abuse and dependence in 2013 cost the nation $78.5 … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic: The U.S. lost over $500 billion in 2015

Mixed Reviews from Trump’s Declaration on Opioid Crisis

While declaring the opioid epidemic a national disaster earlier this week, President Donald Trump said the effects are visible in every part of the world, adding that people in the society - young or old, rich or poor, urban or rural - have been touched by drug addiction. A report from the U.S. Centers for … Continue reading Mixed Reviews from Trump’s Declaration on Opioid Crisis