This week even the White House took notice of the opioid epidemic, declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency. However, the opioid epidemic was recognized as early as the 1990s, when doctors became increasingly aware of the burdens of pain.
But, saying there is a problem – the opioid epidemic has long been recognized – and doing something about it, are two completely different things.
To help do something about it, we offer 7 must reads for beating the opioid epidemic:
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