The company Premier uncovered that approximately $1.94 billion in annual hospital costs were attributable to patients suffering from opioid overdose.
U.S. children and adolescents are dying from opioid overdoses, according to a study published on JAMA Network.
International health experts write in a letter published in Oxford Academic Pain Medicine that taking long-term opioid users off their prescription painkillers can be harmful.
There were more than 40,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and more than 2 million addicted in America.
False education and promotion from drug companies, reckless practices by many doctors, shockingly low availability and affordability of treatment programs for substance abuse.