White House Says True Cost of Opioid Drug Epidemic in 2015 Was $504bn

THE GUARDIAN (11/20) – The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504bn, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released on Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the figure is more than six times larger than the most recent estimate. Read more

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