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Study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years

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A study from the Society of Actuaries estimates the opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion over a four-year period ending in 2018.

Unrealized lifetime earnings from employees who died from opioids was the largest factor.

The federal government has tracked the opioid-involved deaths of 400,000 Americans since 2000.

Read more from The Associated Press.


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