Science & Medicine
Running Away from Addiction Has Caught Up with US
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the annual "economic burden" from prescription opioid abuse–including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice–is $78.5B. Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), US National Institutes of Health, discusses opportunities to turn back this tide and previews the Keynote Address she will deliver at our DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting this June.
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