New Study: Opioid Epidemic Cost Taxpayers Billions In Lost Revenue

Already the deadliest drug overdose crisis in American history, a new study has found the opioid crisis could also be the most expensive by costing the federal government $26 billion and state governments $11.8 billion in both “lost tax revenue” and “employment reductions”. If lawmakers want to maintain their statuses as either “the party of fiscal responsibility” or as “the…