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September 21, 2018

opioids

April 18, 2018

Opioid Solutions promotes collaborative approach to epidemic

About 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose — almost five every hour — and the numbers are increasing. Millions more misuse prescription opioid medications, or use illicit opioids, with an annual economic toll of $115 billion.

November 22, 2017

Teach-out focusing on opioid epidemic starts Dec. 4

It's a term we've been hearing a lot lately: opioid crisis.

Nearly 100 people a day die from an overdose of drugs that, in many cases, were obtained legally for a legitimate health problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

March 24, 2016

Medical marijuana reduces use of opioid pain medications

Patients using medical marijuana to control chronic pain reported a 64 percent reduction in their use of more traditional prescription pain medications known as opioids, a University of Michigan study finds.

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