Finding Methods, Money To Fight Opioid Addiction

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Heard On The Morning Show
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Opioid abuse is an official public health emergency, and a bipartisan panel has 56 formal recommendations to combat addiction and overdose. Our guest assesses the committee’s suggestions and details priorities to combat the deadly epidemic through funding, prescribing practices, treatment, and criminal justice.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Dr. Andrew Kolodny Guest