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How the Opioid Crisis is Impacting the US Labor Force

The current opioid crisis gripping the US is impacting countless aspects of how the entire country functions. Increasingly, it is being shown that high numbers of prime-aged males are dropping out of the US labor force, affecting businesses and companies who rely on such people to perform important roles of employment. As has been well-established, …

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New York Looks at Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment to all Prison and Jail Inmates

One of the major problems that thwarts the chances of the US recovering from the current opioid crisis is the issue with prison and jail inmates who are addicted to opioids following the initial prescription of opioid-based pain medication. Now officials in New York are toying with the idea of offering medication-assisted treatments to all …

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Minnesota Lawmakers Looking to Tax Drug Makers to Help With Drug Epidemic

Lawmakers in Minnesota are currently looking at ways in which drug makers can be forced to contribute more to help deal with the state’s current opioid crisis. If proposed moves are successful, any large scale opioid manufacturer or wholesaler could be forced to pay a registration fee of up to $500,000 in order to be …

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New Study Looks at How Geography Plays a Role in Opioid Crisis

It’s impossible to deny that the USA is in the midst of the worst opioid crisis in the country’s history. 2017 was the worst year ever for opioid related deaths and when figures are released, 2018 could be even worse. You would think that the level of opioid related deaths would be fairly consistent across …

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Opioid Use Driving Force Behind Higher Disability Rates in Some States

Despite the relatively booming economy, many states are reporting a decrease in the availability of labor. Research shows that there seems to be a correlation between the decrease in labor availability and the rise in opioid prescriptions. Some states, such as Alabama, Arkansas and West Virginia are reporting a particularly high correlation, leading to claims …

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Ongoing Research at University of Michigan Shows No Easy Fix for Opioid Crisis

While most people acknowledge the existence of an opioid crisis in the United States, few seem to be aware of just how extensive this crisis actually is. The current opioid-related death rate means that on average, five people die of opioid abuse each and every hour in our country. That really is staggering, no matter …

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Questions to Ask Before Working With a Rapid Opiate Detox Facility

Not all rapid opiate detox facilities are the same, and it’s important that you find a detox facility that’s right for you and that understands where you are on your journey to sobriety. 6 Questions to Ask Before Deciding to Seek Treatment from a Rapid Opiate Detox Facility Here are some important questions that you …

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