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CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on Opioid Overdose Epidemic – Media Advisory

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Contact: CDC Media Relations

Business Pulse: Opioid Overdose Epidemic, launched today by the CDC Foundation, explores how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to protect individuals from the widespread opioid overdose epidemic. This issue also features an interactive infographic that provides useful facts and links to CDC programs that help employers address this public health crisis.

This epidemic is taking a toll on U.S. employers. In 2013, prescription opioid dependence, abuse and overdose cost the United States $78.5 billion. CDC is committed to protecting individuals and families by preventing opioid overdoses.

To access Business Pulse, visit


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