Opioid Crisis in U.S. Has Cost More Than $1 Trillion: Report
The cost of the nation’s opioid crisis exceeded $1 trillion from 2001 to 2017, a new report concludes. The epidemic may cost an additional $500 billion by 2020.
We are disheartened to learn of the revelations in Sunday’s “60 Minutes” story. The story revealed lobbying on behalf of pharmaceutical distributors to limit the authority of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to investigate and prosecute illegal shipments of opioids being diverted to small communities.