Healthcare and Opioid Crisis

Every day more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids and it overdoses increased 30 % from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states. About 21-29 % of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them. The misuses of an addiction to opioids including medicine heroin, relievers, pain, and synthetic opioids, for example, fentanyl – is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as economic and social welfare. The centers for disease control and prevention opioid misuse alone in the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of addiction treatment, lost productivity, healthcare, and criminal justice involvement.

  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Overdose-reversing drugs
  • Better practices for pain management
  • Prevention and Risk Factors
  • Treatments and Therapies