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Opioid Pain Treatment Addiction Costs Workers’ Comp Carriers, Health Insurers Billions

Insurers Seek Reimbursement for the High Cost of Opioid Addictions Big Pharma is having a Big Tobacco moment. Since 1999, the number of prescription opioids sold in America has almost quadrupled. Over the same period, prescription opioid deaths have more …

New Research Shows How Opioid Deaths Began With a Doctor’s Prescription

It’s been conventional wisdom for some time now that America’s opioid epidemic began at the pharmacy. Now there are numbers that put any doubt to rest. More than half of all people who succumbed to an overdose between 2001 to …