The Price Tag of Heroin in America: $51 Billion

If you’re hooked on heroin, you’ll spend an average of $150 a day to support your habit. That’s nearly $55,000 per year. Heroin abuse comes with a pretty hefty price tag, unfortunately personal financial burden isn’t the only cash-flow issue left in its wake. Recent research revealed heroin abuse in the US cost our nation…

When it comes to heroin, the ultimate cost our nation's paying is astounding.

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District Sales Manager of Subsys Arrested After Being Found Addicted to His Own Product: Part 2

If you haven’t read about the Subsys saga or Jeffrey Pearlman’s struggles, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the story before reading this next chapter. Insys Therapeutics, who manufactures and sells Subsys, is currently under investigation for illegal marketing tactics, which includes bribing doctors to prescribe the drug for off-label uses. Subsys is…

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    If you’re hooked on heroin, you’ll spend an average of $150 a day to support your habit. That’s nearly $55,000 per year. Heroin abuse comes with a pretty hefty price tag, unfortunately personal financial burden isn’t the only cash-flow issue left in its wake. Recent research revealed heroin abuse in the US cost our nation…

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    The opioid epidemic has impacted countless families, but according to a recent article on NPR.org, people aren’t the only ones affected. Public restrooms have become the newest casualty in the midst of the drug epidemic sweeping across our country. “I know all the bathrooms that I can and can’t get high in,” said Eddie, 39,…

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