Cities, states should look inward to solve the opioid crisis
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We are facing an opioid crisis that has wide-reaching implications. With over 33,000 deaths in 2015 and an economic cost of $504 billion, or 2.8 percent of the gross domestic product, the human and financial toll are massive. As costs mount to combat the crisis, it is little surprise that over 400 government attorneys at the city, county and state level are joining together in a massive federal l...