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Charter Schools’ Effectiveness, Mechanisms, and Competitive Influence

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Economic Studies on the Opioid Crisis: Costs, Causes, and Policy Responses

"An argument can be made that the misuse of opioids reflects one of the most substantial public health crises that the United States has faced in modern times. While its origins are reasonably well understood, there are competing theories on why an initial period of opioid misuse developed into a crisis that has persisted for over 2 decades, has led to more deaths than any previous drug epidemic..." – By Johanna Catherine Maclean, Justine Mallatt, Christopher J. Ruhm and Kosali Simon

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