New state-level estimates of the economic burden of the opioid epidemic

Opioid abuse rates and deaths vary considerably from state to state, as do the costs associated with this epidemic. But researchers have generally focused on the economic impact of the crisis in the aggregate, at the US level. In a new analysis, I estimate the cost at the state level and find substantial variation across the country. Here, I offer a preview of my findings, which will be released in full next month.

via New state-level estimates of the economic burden of the opioid epidemic – AEI

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