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State Chamber Fights Workplace Addiction With Employer Opioid Toolkit

March 22, 2018

Via: Workforce

Nearly 50,000 Americans lost their lives to opioid-related overdoses in 2016.

Compare that figure to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which recorded 43,000 deaths during its peak in 1995, or the entire Vietnam War, which saw 58,000 U.S. soldiers die.

Needless to say, our opioid problem is a national epidemic. And, Ohio sits right on the front lines, with the 3rd highest rate of annual opioid-related deaths, trailing only West Virginia and New Hampshire.

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