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THE IMPACT OF THE OPIOID CRISIS ON THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
The current epidemic of opioid abuse, involving both prescription pain relievers and heroin, is having a major impact on the US healthcare sector. In its white paper issued in July 2016, The Opioid Crisis among the Privately Insured, FAIR Health reported on the epidemic’s impact on healthcare services as evidenced by an increase of 3,203 percent in claim lines with an opioid dependence diagnosis from 2007 to 2014. In this second white paper, FAIR Health examines the increasing healthcare costs and demand for specific services attributable to the epidemic. DOWNLOAD