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The National Safety Council formally developed a strategy and dedicated its resources to fighting prescription drug overdose in 2012, after an NSC study five years earlier laid the groundwork for this important initiative. The study revealed prescription drug overdose was the fastest-rising cause of unintentional death in the U.S. However, the opioid epidemic is a rapidly evolving crisis. Since then, the primary driver of opioid overdose deaths shifted from prescription painkillers to heroin, and then to fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.
As this epidemic has changed, NSC has positioned itself as the resource for employers, families and prescribers on the opioid crisis. NSC has taken key steps towards eradicating this epidemic.
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