Travel Nursing, the company that helps travelers get home from the airport and hotel stay, has shuttered its site in response to the ongoing opioid crisis.
The move came as part of a settlement that will allow travel nursing providers to resume operating under the same terms as they have in the past.
The company says the closure of the site is a result of a growing number of opioid overdoses in the U.S., which the company says is largely due to the widespread misuse of opioids and the resulting increase in the demand for those opioids.
The shutdown of Travel Nursing has already caused thousands of employees to lose their jobs and left the company with only about 4,000 staff.
The site has been a popular destination for patients to get home, and it has helped thousands of travelers get to their destinations.
“Travel Nursing has had a tremendous impact on our community and we are so proud to be a part of that impact,” the company said in a statement.
The closure of Travel Nurse, which had about 1,600 members, has prompted concerns about its impact on the opioid crisis in the United States.
The U.K.-based charity the Samaritans said the closure is “one of the most important steps we have taken to help end this epidemic, but we know the impact this will have on the many thousands of other vulnerable people who need help.”
The site had about 6,000 members, according to the group.
The Samaritans, which runs support groups for people struggling with addiction, says that while Travel Nursing was not specifically targeted, the closure was the result of an epidemic that is “unprecedented in its scale, impact, and frequency of use.”
“This is a major loss for many,” said Samaritans spokesperson Emily Glynn in a press release.
“This has impacted a range of people including our staff, patients and our patients’ loved ones, many of whom have been impacted by this epidemic in their own way.”
The Samaritan group said it plans to reopen Travel Nursing in a few months and is looking to hire a consultant to help make the site better for people experiencing homelessness.
“The Samaritans have been helping people in crisis for a long time and we believe this closure is just the start of what’s coming,” said Sarah Stroud, the group’s director of recovery.
“But for those who are experiencing homelessness, the Samaritan support network is here to support you.
We will continue to do everything we can to help you in your recovery.”
Travel Nursing is a nonprofit organization that helps people who are struggling with substance abuse or addiction.
The website has over 200,000 registered members.
The companies website said that in 2016, the average patient visit to the site was 615.
There were nearly 1,200 emergency calls made to the company during that time period.
The group says that Travel Nursing’s staff includes nurses, therapists, physicians and others.
The news comes as other organizations have taken steps to address the opioid epidemic.
The opioid crisis has led to a sharp increase in overdose deaths among U.D. residents, the Washington Post reported.
The Washington Post noted that the number of overdose deaths in the state doubled in a single year in 2016.
The New York Times reported that opioid addiction is the number one killer in the city of Philadelphia, with an estimated 500 people dying from drug overdoses each day.
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