In March, Purdue Pharma agreed to pay $270 million to the state of Oklahoma in the first state settlement of litigation stemming from the opioid epidemic. There are more than 1,600 other cases pending across the United States. As…
Washington, D.C.– In 2017, more than 70,000 people in the United States died from a drug overdose, with almost 50,000 of these deaths involving an opioid. Americans are now at greater risk of dying from an opioid overdose than a car…
BPC conducted an analysis of federal appropriations and identified 57 federal programs that, either entirely or significantly, fund efforts to curb the opioid epidemic.
In 2017, more than 70,000 people in the United States died from a drug overdose, with almost 50,000 of these deaths involving an opioid. Over the past two years, the federal government has invested billions of dollars into prevention, treatment,…
The opioid overdose epidemic is one of the most important public health challenges of our time, killing nearly 50,000 Americans in 2017 alone.
Members of BPC’s Governors’ Council talked with the HHS Assistant Secretary about the response to the opioid epidemic and the latest from the states.
Based on provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017.
in at least two areas of the country, health care providers, law enforcement, and others are closely coordinating their efforts which are helping to stem the opioid tide.
In order to comprehensively tackle the opioid epidemic, it is critical that states and communities have a federal partner that is itself coordinated.
In 2016 alone, 2.1 million Americans had an opioid use disorder and 42,249 Americans died from overdosing on opioids, 116 every day.