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Origins of the Opioid Crisis and Its Enduring Impacts

Abby E. Alpert, William N. Evans, Ethan M.J. Lieber, David Powell

NBER Working Paper No. 26500
Issued in November 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Mireille Jacobson, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Harold Pollack and seminar and conference participants at Illinois, Notre Dame, RAND, Temple, Tulane, USC, Health and Labor Market Effects of Public Policy at UCSB, iHEA, Midwest Health Economics Conference, and NBER Summer Institute Crime Meeting for helpful feedback. For help obtaining some of the unsealed court documents, we also thank Caitlin Esch and Marketplace, Judge Booker T. Stephens of West Virginia, Nicholas Weilhammer in the Office of Public Records for the Office of the Attorney General of Florida, and La Dona Jensen in the Office of the Attorney General of Washington. Powell gratefully acknowledges financial support from NIDA (1R21DA041653 and P50DA046351). Evans gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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