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The opioid crisis is creeping further into the workplace


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The Wall Street Journal reports. While still a relatively small percentage of work fatalities, on-the-job deaths from unintentional drug and alcohol overdoses rose more than 30% in 2016. They’ve nearly tripled since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking in 2011. Opioid abuse in particular continues to significantly impact the US economy, costing an estimated $78.5 billion per year, according to a 2013 CDC study. President Trump declared opioid addiction a national public health emergency in October

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