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Opioid epidemic The opioid crisis took a financial toll on the following sectors: health care, premature mortality, criminal justice activities, child and family assistance and education programs and lost productivity. (Image: Shutterstock)

The cost in human terms is incalculable, but that doesn’t mean that the monetary expense involved in the opioid epidemic was small.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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