The head of the Federal Reserve believes opioid abuse could be holding back the US economy

CNBC, Jul 14, 2017
by Berkeley Lovelace Jr.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen just weighed in on the opioid crisis in the U.S.

In her testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, Yellen said rampant opioid abuse in the U.S. is related to the decline in labor force participation among prime-age workers.

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