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It is estimated that more than 130 people succumb to opioid overdose every single day in the U.S. The addiction and misuse of heroin, prescription painkillers, and fentanyl is a major public health crisis incurring a massive economic burden of approximately $78.5 billion per year. This includes costs incurred on addiction treatment, lost productivity, healthcare costs, and criminal justice involvement. Considering the huge burden this poses, it is essential that the federal government introduces concrete steps to control the situation. Read more
Making praiseworthy move toward supporting the federal agencies in combating the skyrocketing opioid crisis, Facebook has cracked down on the opioid-based posts and hashtags on Instagram. Consequently, any hashtags or posts containing drug names, such as #fentanyl, #oxycontin, #opioids, will not show any results. Read more
The American states have been striving hard to fight against the problem of opioid addiction. In the wake of the opioid crisis, they have enunciated a string of measures to curb the problem. In yet another initiative taken against the ongoing opioid crisis, the Florida Legislature has now passed the bill HB 21, which imposes restrictions on prescription drugs and allows spending funds worth over $53 million on the treatment and prevention of opioid abuse. Read more