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Policymakers from around the world were in Baltimore recently for a conference on opioid dependence and better ways to treat it. The UN's drug prevention chief had strong words about what's not working, so we rounded up a few promising tech-focused approaches.
With about 5% of the global population, the U.S. consumes 80% of the prescription opioids. And thousands die from opioid overdoses every year – a number that's climbing. What to do? Anyone involved in public health should read a compelling new SAS research brief that makes the case for better data and better analytics.