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Sharply Reduced Opioid Use in 10 Hospitals

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The opioid epidemic is in all the news. • What to do about this crisis? • Alternative procedures tested in Colorado. • Startling results.

THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IS IN ALL THE NEWS. In the US last year, opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people, more than any year on record. 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid (report by CDC).

I recently wrote two blogs on opioids: One about a family struggling with a son’s addiction (click HERE), and the second a horrendous story about two opioid addicts but with a positive ending (click HERE).… More

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