How Prescription Drug Abuse Costs You Money

fundingHow Prescription Drug Abuse Costs You Money

One study puts the potential overall cost of painkiller abuse at more than $70 billion a year. Pill addicts who shop around for doctors to score prescriptions cost insurers $10,000 to $15,000 apiece. The toll in lost productivity: $42 billion. The criminal justice bill: $8.2 billion. It all adds up.

Source: – February 24, 2012

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