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Awareness on the Opioid Crisis Misuse and abuse of opioids began in the 1990’s when there was an influx of prescriptions due to lack of knowledge from pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers (National Institute of Drug Abuse, 2020). Providers were assured again and again that opioids did not have addictive properties and therefore were being prescribed in greater quantities (NIDA, 2020). Since then, the fight against prescription and non- prescription opioid addiction and death have been at an ultimate high. Opioids are considered prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic drugs such as fentanyl. The CDC reports that in 2018, in the United States, there were 128 deaths a day related to these particular drugs (CDC, 2019). That equates to over 47,000 deaths per year. This crisis has taken a toll on not only the community but also the economy. The national financial burden related to the issue includes an increase in health care costs, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement (CDC, 2019). The purpose of this paper is to educate about the detrimental health issues of opioids and how they are affecting communities across the United States. There will be a grid comparing the agendas of the last three presidential administrations. Agenda Comparison Grid and Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief Assignment Template for Part 1 and Part 2 Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid Identify the
Population Health concern you selected. Describe the Population Health concern you selected
and the factors that contribute to it. wars, motor vehicle accidents, gun violence and human immune- deficiency virus. Populations effected by the epidemic include everybody from the fetus in utero, newborns, children, teens, adults, and the elderly (Neville & Foley, 2020). It is now proven that opioids are highly addictive, even in short term use. As a result of the increase in opioid use throughout the American population, the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome, HIV, and hepatitis C have also begun to climb (NIDA, 2020). Administration (President Name) Donald Trump Barack Obama George W. Bush Describe the administrative agenda focus related to this issue for the current and two previous presidents. 2018). The president has developed an “all- government” approach and acknowledges that private sectors must
become involved in the change as well.

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