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Tragic consequences of cheap “meth”: more meth consumption and more meth overdoses

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The illegal drug meth has been getting a lot cheaper, due to technological "progress" in manufacturing.  I have been telling people this for a while and that the tragic consequence will be more overdoses, but most people are under the (false) impression that drug overdose reflect only deaths of despair rather than a movement along a stable meth-demand curve as a result of increased supply. Now the evidence of additional meth-involved overdoses is coming in. See also the 2019 CEA report on the role of prices in drug overdoses.

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The illegal drug meth has been getting a lot cheaper, due to technological "progress" in manufacturing.  I have been telling people this for a while and that the tragic consequence will be more overdoses, but most people are under the (false) impression that drug overdose reflect only deaths of despair rather than a movement along a stable meth-demand curve as a result of increased supply.


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Now the evidence of additional meth-involved overdoses is coming in.

See also the 2019 CEA report on the role of prices in drug overdoses.

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