PDX Biz Journal’s Hayes is on point

Reporter Elizabeth Hayes continues to put out cogent coverage of the worsening opioid use problems in our state. She covers the costs — in both economic and health terms — to our community. Her latest piece notes that Oregon “has the second-highest recreational use of opioids in the U.S. At 3.6 million, the number of painkiller prescriptions in Oregon is nearly equal to the population of 3.9 million.”