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Lisa Collinsworth (R) holds her baby son Luke during a visit with him at Lily's Place, a treatment center for opioid-dependent newborns in Huntington, West Virginia, October 19, 2015. Picture taken October 19, 201REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Opioid Epidemic Costs Health Care System Billions

Fatalities related to opioids are rising drastically — in 2014, about 18,893 overdose deaths in the U.S. were related to prescription pain relievers, and 10,574 deaths were related to heroin. A new study reported that prescription opioid overdose, abuse, and dependence in the U.S. has cost more than lives; it has added up to an estimated total economic burden of $78.5 billion.

September 19, 2016

Fentanyl, The Opioid Crisis You’ve Never Heard Of

A study of medical examiner and other reports from eight of ten states where the largest number of seizures of fentanyl were reported throws up much more larger and more frightening numbers.

April 29, 2016