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Study Examines Annual Cost of Opioid Epidemic

A new study issued by the C. William Swank Program in Urban-Rural Policy at the Ohio State University examines the annual cost of the opioid epidemic in terms of Ohio's health care systems, criminal justice system and lost worker productivity. The study reports that in 2015, spending on the crisis could have possibly exceeded statewide spending on public education. Click here to view the full report.


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