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Pharmacist Steve, Overdosing on Regulation: How Government Caused the Opioid Epidemic

https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/overdosing-regulation-how-government-caused-opioid-epidemic Opioid overdose deaths have risen dramatically in the United States over the past two decades. The standard explanation blames expanded prescribing and advertising of opioids beginning in the 1990s. This “more prescribing, more deaths” explanation has spurred increased legal restrictions on opioid prescribing. Federal and state governments have enacted a variety of policies to…