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Obama says nation's doctors key to fixing opioid abuse epidemic

Tuesday, February 23, 2016  
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President Barack Obama said Monday that doctors can make a difference in reducing the rate of prescribing of opioid drugs, which is cited as exacerbating the nation's drug abuse epidemic.  He said it can happen by doctors adopting alternative strategies to address pain management in patients.  Speaking with governors from across the country at the White House on Monday, Obama called for a national strategy to combat the current drug abuse epidemic that has been responsible for a 137% increase in overdose deaths since 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Click here to read more.....

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