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Industry Insiders See National Momentum to Reduce Opioid Abuse

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 1504 | 0 | 0 min read

After years of increasing rates of opioid painkiller addiction and overdose deaths, a flurry of efforts in states across the country have signaled the growing momentum to reduce the prevalence of the drugs. The New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs convened a Pain Management Council to address opioid misuse last week, marking the latest in a string of legislative and regulatory efforts in states, including California, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Maine, to address opioid abuse. The council, which includes medical bodies and state regulatory agencies, met for the first time on Oct. 21 to di...

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