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The Opioid Abuse Epidemic: What's The Investment Angle?

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on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 06:53

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The opioid abuse epidemic is destroying American lives, families and the fabric of American communities.

The action taken to address the crisis by socio-political-legal means has placed both pain patients and companies at risk of sanctions.

There are companies engaged in the development of abuse-deterrent opioids that can not only help reduce the abuse potential but also offer an opportunity for the informed investor.

The Opioid Abuse Epidemic is real and in an attempt to ameliorate the crisis, whether well-meaning or self-serving, doctors are reducing patient access to pain drugs. The evidence makes it clear that those actions are doing harm to millions of Americans who were on long-term opioids. As a result, some are seeking to buy their drugs on the black-market, risking overdose, and others have committed suicide when unable to stem the pain.

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