White House: Opioid Crisis Cost $2.5 Trillion Over Four Years

White House: Opioid Crisis Cost $2.5 Trillion Over Four Years

The White House just released a sobering report on the cost of the opioid crisis: $2.500,000,000,000 over four years.

Overdose deaths involving opioids are coming down during the Trump Administration, reversing the upward trend that has persisted since at least 1999.

Even with the decrease in opioid-related deaths under President Trump, the $696 billion cost in 2018 shows that this crisis is far from over.

Read the full report here.

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