PR Newswire: 28 States Fail to Protect Their Residents from the Opioid Crisis, says National Safety Council

PR Newswire: 28 States Fail to Protect Their Residents from the Opioid Crisis, says National Safety Council

Only four states are making notable progress toward saving lives, according to alarming new report

Jun 23, 2016, 14:08 ET from National Safety Council

ITASCA, Ill., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a startling report released today, National Safety Council research shows 28 states are failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation, a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a "Making Progress" rating to only four states – Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee and Vermont. Of the 28 failing states, three – Michigan, Missouri, and Nebraska – do not have a single strategy in place to save lives.... [Read more at PR Newswire]