Knowledge Expansion

Up for grabs: Payers share responsibility for opioid epidemic

Insight Article

Risk & Compliance

Contracting

The prescription opioid epidemic ravaging the country claims almost a hundred lives daily with an annual economic cost upward of $500 billion.1 This epidemic is so widespread that current estimates are that almost 2 million Americans are dependent on or abuse prescription opioids.2

As would be expected, there is no lack of finger-pointing at who is to blame. But curiously, there hasn’t been much focus on who should take responsibility for adequately addressing it.

Sign in to access this material

Member Login Become a Member

About the Author

Joy Stephenson-Laws
Joy Stephenson-Laws JD
Founding and managing partner Stephenson, Acquisto & Colman Burbank, California

www.sacfirm.com

Loading...