Insurance claims related to opioid addiction rose by 3,204 percent from 2007 to 2014

On its website, CNBC (8/1, Mangan) reports a new analysis conducted by FAIR Health found that healthcare claims for people addicted to prescription pain medications “and heroin skyrocketed as the number of Americans who fatally overdosed on those opioids hit record highs.” Data show the number of such claims rose by 3,204 percent from 2007 to 2014

The analysis also revealed “other disturbingly sharp spikes upwards in the number of private insurance claims related to opioid abuse, drug dependence by pregnant women and heroin overdoses since 2011.”

Related Links:

— “Opioid-related insurance claims rose more than 3,000 percent 2007 to 2014,” Dan Mangan, CNBC, August 1, 2016.

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