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Research finds nation’s opioid epidemic could be large enough to have an impact on labor force

Estimates of drug usage rates suggest the opioid epidemic could be large enough to have an impact on the labor force, say researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Drug overdoses now account for more deaths in the United States than traffic deaths or suicides, and most of the increase in overdose deaths since 2010 can be attributed to opioids–a class of drugs that includes both...