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Nearly 50% of Unemployed Americans are Taking Opioids | Princeton researcher

In “Where have all the workers gone? An inquiry into the decline of the U.S. labor force participation rate” (PDF), Princeton University’s Alan Krueger examines the labor force implications of the opioid epidemic on a local and national level, and the study found out that:  Continue reading Nearly 50% of Unemployed Americans are Taking Opioids | Princeton researcher

Politics of Pain: Drugmakers Fought State Opioid Limits Amid Crisis

Makers of prescription painkillers tried to kill state measures aimed at stemming the tide of opioid drugs

The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, the drugs at the heart of a crisis that has cost 165,000 Americans their lives and pushed countless more to crippling addiction.

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