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Institute for Operations Research: New Research Suggests Craigslist Linked to 15% Increase in Drug Abuse Treatment Admissions, 6% Increase in Overdose Deaths

Nov 16, 2019 - Targeted News Service

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences issued the following news release:

New research in the INFORMS journal Management Sciencelooks at the influence online platforms have on the rising illegal drug epidemic. This study shows drug abuse treatment admissions and overdose deaths have increased since the founding of Craigslist.

The paper, "Drug Abuse and the Internet: Evidence from Craigslist," written by Jiayi Liu and Anandhi Bharadwaj both of Emory Universi...