More tools needed in fight against drug addiction

October 27, 2014
by Stuart Gitlow, MD
The Hill

The human toll—families broken, careers destroyed, lives lost—is huge. And so is the financial burden.  Abuse of prescription drugs, according to the Trust for America’s Health, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan group, costs the country a whopping $53 billion a year in lower productivity and medical and criminal-justice costs.

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