Opioid Epidemic: Health, not economics

In 2017, Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton released an explosive research paper: “Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century.” Following up on research they published in 2015, the duo found that death rates for middle-aged white Americans without a college degree rose significantly between 1999 and 2015. Case and Deaton credited the increase…

via The opioid epidemic is a health issue, not an economic one — Quartz

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