Tech Companies Respond To The Opioid Crisis Whilst Pharma Executives Face Criminal Charges

According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the United States die every day from overdosing on opioids, a class of prescription, pain-relieving medications that include heroin, fentanyl morphine and tramadol, among others. The knock on effects of the mass-addiction facing huge amounts of our global population go far beyond the individuals, to public health systems and social and economic welfare. According to the CDC and Prevention, the economic burden of prescription opioid misuse in the United States, is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment and criminal justice involvement.

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