Drug diversion in healthcare is a crisis in the United States contributing to alarming statistics of substance abuse.  The opioid epidemic is so severe in the U.S. that drug overdoses are now one of the most common causes of death for people under the age of 50.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, nearly 64,000 people died in 2016 due to drug overdose which was an increase of 22% over 2015. The majority of overdose deaths are caused by opioid drugs such as Vicodin and OxyContin and synthetic opioids by heroin and fentanyl.