Opioid crisis takes economic toll on communities

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(NewsNation) —  No neighborhood seems immune to the nationwide opioid crisis.

There’s an economic toll as well as the humanitarian toll. Leaders in Arizona now say the epidemic cost their state more than $50 billion last year. They say that number factors in overdose deaths, reduced productivity and border security expenses.

Who should be held accountable for the issue? In the video above, author Gerald Posner weighs in.

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