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Opioid Epidemic Supply Side

Words: 1356 Length: 5 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 62356051

Purpose
The purpose of this executive summary is to provide an overview of the issue of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. and how supply-side factors have played a role in the spread of this epidemic. According to Pacula and Powell (2018) in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, published at Rand.org, the opioid crisis “is a complex, multifaceted, and dynamic problem requiring a comprehensive strategy for dealing not just with the stock of addicted users who are at risk of overdosing, but also considering the flow of new initiates and escalators in abuse.” This summary will discuss the background of the issue, the results of the research by Pacula and Powell (2018), available federal data, appropriate economic predictors, and three reliable and implementable recommendations.
Background
The opioid epidemic has ravaged the U.S. in recent years. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that 2016 alone, 116…… [Read More]

References

Blackstone, E. A., Fuhr Jr, J. P., & Pociask, S. (2014). The health and economic effects of counterfeit drugs. American Health & Drug Benefits, 7(4), 216.

Council of Economic Advisors. (2017). The underestimated cost of the opioid crisis. Retrieved from https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/images/The%20Underestimated%20Cost%20of%20the%20Opioid%20Crisis.pdf

HHS. (2018). About the U.S. opioid epidemic. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/opioids/about-the-epidemic/

Pacula, R. & Powell, D. (2018). A supply-side perspective on the opioid crisis. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/pubs/external_publications/EP67511.html