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By Joel Segel
Pennsylvania State University 

Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in treatment and related expenses – and that's just the tip of the iceberg

 


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Joel Segel, Pennsylvania State University; Douglas L. Leslie, Pennsylvania State University; Gary Zajac, Pennsylvania State University; Max Crowley, Pennsylvania State University, and Paul L. Morgan, Pennsylvania State University

(THE CONVERSATION) The devastating health effects of the opioid epidemic have been well documented, with over 700,000 overdose deaths and millions more affected.

And Americans are learning more every day about the role drug companies and distributors pl...



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