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The High Price of Indiana’s Opioid and Tobacco Addiction
Indiana stands at the height of a twin addiction epidemic fueled by the rise of opioids and stubbornly persistent tobacco use in our state. Today more Hoosiers die from drug overdoses than auto accidents each year. The death toll from smoking equates to more than two fatal 747 airplane crashes each month. And we’re outpacing […]
In the battle against opioids, we have an opportunity for effective policymaking through syringe exchanges
Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. “Abusers.” “Reckless criminals.” These are the words of one pharmaceutical executive to describe the hundreds of thousands of Americans with opioid use disorder, uncovered in a wave of litigation facing the nation’s leading drug makers and sellers for their contributions to the opioid […]
Reducing tobacco use in Indiana would drive significant economic gains statewide, including more jobs, higher incomes, and greater population. Learn more here.
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