Report: Opioid crisis costing state $2.5B a year


Nov 14 2018

By Steve LeBlanc, Daily Hampshire Gazette / AP

“There’s an old business school adage that you can’t manage what you can’t measure, so we thought that quantifying the cost and providing a sense of the magnitude would motivate employers to engage more on this issue,” said foundation president Eileen McAnneny. “The economic impact is a crisis itself.” One big reason the opioid epidemic should worry employers is that it threatens to make it harder to find and keep employees in an already tight labor market, McAnneny said.
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