Overdose Deaths Fell in 2018—That’s Reason for (Cautious) Optimism
Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. In July 2019, the CDC released preliminary estimates that showed, for the first time since 1990, a decline in fatal drug poisonings (overdose deaths) in the United States—by approximately 5 percent from 2017 to 2018. This decline is borne out […]
Make 2017 the Year to Tackle Opioid Addiction
Indiana ranks among the worst states nationally when it comes to opioid use disorder – with drug overdoses in 2014 claiming more than 1,100 lives and costing the state $1.4 billion. But this year, we also may be one of the best positioned places to tackle the opioid epidemic by addressing its root causes and […]
Smoking costs Indiana employers billions each year, and an increase to the cigarette tax would save lives, reduce healthcare costs and boost state revenue. Learn more here.
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