Problems with Prescriptions
Recent restrictions on opioid prescriptions have attempted to stem the national tide of abuse and overdoses; two-thirds of the overdose deaths in the United States are related to opioids. New Jersey just passed one of the nation’s strictest laws in efforts to address the crisis. Multiple states have passed laws limiting opioid prescriptions and more states seem poised to follow suit. Recently, President Trump created a commission headed by New Jersey's Governor Christie to study the epidemic and suggest policy changes.