The opioid epidemic may have cost state and federal governments in the United States up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss, according to a new study. Read More.
America’s Opioid Crisis: What Employers and Their Counsel Need to Know – Corporate Counsel at Law.com – April 16, 2019
In addition to causing widespread misery in society as a whole, opioids are producing specific challenges in the workplace. As just one example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 25-percent increase from 2012 to 2017 in the number of workers fatally overdosing on the job. Read More.
Educators Work Across Sectors to Address Impact of Opioid Abuse on Students – Education Dive – April 15, 2019
A recent WestEd event brought together representatives from healthcare, philanthropy and justice to discuss how partnerships with school and district leaders can improve prevention. Read More.
Opioid Overdose Deaths 2017
Nonfatal Overdose Hospital Treated 2017
Prescribing Practices Opioid Prescriptions 2017
Hospitalization Rate for Opioid Use Disorder
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