September 30, 2021

Editorial: Supervised drug consumption sites save lives

Boston Business Journal

A 2018 report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimated the cost of lost productivity in the state due to people unable to work, foregone income due to fatalities, absenteeism and "presenteeism," and excess health care costs at nearly $10 billion. That's on top of the $5.5 billion cost of opioid programs and direct services statewide.