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Addressing The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: The Role Of The Primary Care Provider

Community Voices | April 15, 2019

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), every day more than 130 individuals within the United States die from opioid overdose. The economic burden of prescription opioid abuse within the U.S. is estimated at ~$78.5 billion annually in direct and indirect costs according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). This…

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