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3 imperatives for reducing opioid misuse and abuse

July 11, 2017

    The opioid epidemic is wreaking havoc in communities across America. Opioid misuse and abuse contribute to 420,000 ED visits each year and are responsible for 37% of overdose deaths annually.

    Many health care leaders have asked us about immediate actions they can take to respond to the crisis. Here are three steps hospitals and health systems should take now to address current issues and prevent future opioid-related abuse or misuse cases:

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