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White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

WASHINGTON/November 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the figure is more than six times larger than the most recent estimate. The … Continue reading White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

Governor Bullock announces new effort to combat opioid overdoses in Montana

HELENA, MT/November 9, 2017 (STL.News) Governor Steve Bullock today announced that broad access to a life-saving opiate overdose reversal drug called naloxone is now more accessible in Montana since a new law passed in the 2017 Legislative session has been fully implemented. The new law, through HB 333, made it possible for the State of … Continue reading Governor Bullock announces new effort to combat opioid overdoses in Montana