opioid abuse spurs legislative action

Notes on Legislative Actions to Stem the Opioid Crisis

According to the CDC, drug overdose deaths nearly tripled from 1999 to 2015. The CDC’s December 30, 2016 MMWR report continues on to state that of the 47,055 drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2014 in the United States, 28,647 (60.9%) involved an opioid. As some states, including Arizona, Maryland, and Florida, declare a state…