Opioid Settlements - Reinvest in Prevention and Diversion
According to the NIH, more people died of overdoses in the United States in 2020 than any other one-year period in our history. This accounts for a 30% increase year-over-year as anxiety and fear over the pandemic led to greater drug abuse and increased rates of addiction. And sadly, deaths too. Legal or illegal, stolen and shared, opioids are responsible for the majority of overdoses in the U.S. today. To protect families and communities from this terrible opioid epidemic, experts suggest common sense solutions including properly locking and securing all medications. This simple step prevents unauthorized access to drugs by individuals; especially minors. McShane’s medical lockboxes are specifically designed for that purpose.