Study: Opioid Addiction Crisis Affecting US Employers

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The nation’s opioid epidemic reaches far and wide and no place is immune to it, and that includes the workplace. A recent report by the National Safety Council offers insight into US employers’ perceptions about prescription drug use and how it affects the workplace, and the policies they use to address it. According to the […]

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Opioid Crisis Bill Cleared by Senate Heads to President Obama

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The battle against the deadly opioid crisis in the United States is getting a major push from Capitol Hill. The US Senate passed a bill by a 92-2 vote in mid-July 2016 that would authorize nearly $900 million over a five-year period to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives and […]

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Dentist Dealers: Opioid Addiction Bites Back After Over-Prescription

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Last week, NBC Nightly News featured opioid addiction in “Hooked: Fighting America’s Addiction to Painkillers,” a collection of news stories that aims to shed new light on the opioid epidemic spreading in the United States. While Americans have been fighting a serious prescription painkiller addiction for the past two decades, along with heroin and other […]