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Bipartisan Support To Drive Public-Health Approach To Reduce the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

A red, white and blue American Flag is blowing in the wind in front of a cloudy blue sky.There is bipartisan support from President Obama and numerous Democratic and Republican governors across the country for implementing a public-health approach to addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, not just an approach focused on law enforcement. With the epidemic severely impacting rural America, this public-health initiative will focus on prescription opioids and their link to heroin, increase long-term education for physicians on substance abuse, provide widespread access to naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses, establish more prescription drug monitoring programs, and put a greater emphasis on treatment. You can read more about the initiative here.

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