United States opioid epidemic economic burden in 2016, by payer

It was estimated that the opioid epidemic cost the federal govenment around 29.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2016. The total estimated economic burden of the opioid epidemic that year was around 95.3 billion dollars, with the heaviest burden placed on individuals and the private sector.

Economic burden of the opioid epidemic in the United States in 2016, by payer

Economic burden in billion U.S. dollars
Individual and private sector46.6
Federal governments29.2
State governments13.5
Local governments5.9
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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

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