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Alan White

Economic Impact of Prescription Opioid Abuse

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“Each year, over 11 million people — 17 times the population of Boston — use painkillers for nonmedical reasons, accounting for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. We can’t put a value on the misery and loss of life, but we can quantify the economic impact.” – Alan White.

Dr. White is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Economics at Northeastern University in Boston and Managing Principal at Analysis Group.

 Links to Boston GlobeBoston Business Journal, and WGBH articles.




Published On: September 5, 2014