Americans consume more opioids than any other country. In 2016, doctors prescribed enough opioids to fill a bottle for every American adult.
The good old UPC barcode has been around for nearly a half century, but savvy consumers are pushing hard for advancements in the way we track supply chains and deliver product information. The ubiquity of web-connected mobile devices with high-quality cameras enables mobile app developers to leverage the barcode in fresh ways. They can now provide consumers with digital food transparency, creating profound effects on the food industry.
The growth of the information economy and the use of data should encourage regulators to develop privacy rules based on empirical evidence, rather than anecdotes and worst-case scenarios.